HIST100 American Studies Seminar

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST100 American Studies Seminar
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students explore American society and culture through readings, discussion, and field work. Methods and concepts from the social sciences, arts, and humanities are synthesized to create a better understanding and deeper appreciation of the nation's past and present.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To introduce, through the varying materials of American history selected by the instructor, conceptual and/or sector studies in the American experience, which brings to bear a synthesis of insights drawn from the social sciences, arts, and humanities.
    2. To practice the canons of historical and cultural analysis, and, within a seminar/discussion environment, produce oral and written presentations related to the materials selected by the instructor.
    3. To show in a multi-disciplinary context, the interrelatedness of the past and present in the American experience.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Structure and Topics vary with instructor and semester in which the course is offered. See course format.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Classroom discussion, written and oral presentations, and responses

Review/Approval Date -4/99