PCC/ CCOG / HST

Course Content and Outcome Guide for HST 111

Course Number:
HST 111
Course Title:
U.S. History: Skills and Issues
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Enhances 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