Course Content and Outcome Guide for HST 298B Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- HST 298B
- Course Title:
- Independent Study: History
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionOffers advanced, individualized study in a substantial area of study to meet special interests or program requirements. Involves completion of a project and readings on a substantial area of study approved by the instructor. Instructor permission required.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
*Articulate an understanding of the key events in a substantial area of study and use critical thinking to evaluate historical changes and their impact on society and culture.
*Recognize the diverse contributions of the substantial area of study to world civilization in order to appreciate and evaluate society.
*Identify culturally-grounded assumptions which have influenced the perceptions and behaviors of and about peoples in the substantials area of study.
*Communicate effectively using historical analysis.
*Connect the past with the present to encourage civic engagement.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assess by using any combination of the following:
· Oral presentations
· Research projects
· Servicelearning projects
· Class participation and discussion
· Other creative assignments
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
1. Competencies and skills:
· Identify the characteristics of the chosen area of study, with a particular focus on their historical relationship
· Identify key historical, political, geographical, social, economic and cultural aspects of the chosen area of study
· Appraise how these changed over time, particularly in relationship with each other
· Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources
· Connect evidence to its relevant historical context
· Evaluate different interpretations of past events and construct your own
· Recognize and understand the basis for various interpretations and views of historical issues
· Identify an historians thesis and supporting evidence
· Select what is important from a large body of material
· Connect presentday events to the past
2. Themes, Concepts, Issues
· These will vary according to the chosen area of study