Course Content and Outcome Guide for HST 111 Effective Summer 2015
- Course Number:
- HST 111
- Course Title:
- U.S. History: Skills and Issues
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionEnhances academic skills and deepens an understanding of American history as a discipline while supporting work performed in HST 201, 202 or 203. Includes a tutorial relating to course concepts and content, academic skill building, and a brief community-related learning project. Corequisites: HST 201 and HST 202 and HST 203. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
After successful completion of HST 111 the student will be able to:
- Apply an understanding of concepts and content in U.S. history courses.
- Increase performance on U.S. history course exams and assignments.
- Use study skills required to conduct historical research.
- Use critical thinking to evaluate historical events and their impact on American society or the world.
- Recognize and appreciate the contributions of diverse groups (national, ethnic, religious, gender) to U.S. history.
- Identify culturally grounded assumptions that have influenced the perceptions and behaviors of people in the past.
- Communicate more effectively about History through writing and speaking.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The SAC expects that instructors will assess student learning throughout the term using a variety of methods. The SAC encourages instructors to consider the following in determining the achievement of course outcomes:
- Community-related project.
- Formal written papers that present and analyze historical topics or issues.
- Participation in and contribution to large and small group discussions and activities.
- Exams and exercises.
- Evaluate different interpretations of the same event.
- Associate past events to contemporary times.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts and Issues
These items are reflected in the joint history course: Hst 201, 202 or 203.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
- Critical thinking
- Evaluate interpretations of historical events
- Effective communication orally and in writing
- Analyze the causal relationship between two or more historical events
- Identifying historical themes
- Working collaboratively with others
- Library and Internet use
- Research of primary and secondary sources