HIST177 Historical Field Studies (Experimental)

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST177 Historical Field Studies (Experimental)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Valid U.S. Passport required
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students who participate in this course will be combining multiple facets of historical inquiry as part of a study abroad program that will provide the student with the opportunity to explore the places, monuments and museum artifacts they would otherwise only learn about in a traditional classroom setting.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    Students will be able to:

    1. accurately identify the major people, events and developments of Western civilization as a vital part of civilization in general;
    2. reason analytically about historical events, people and movements;
    3. explain the nature of historical preservation, the importance of archeology and the illumination of the past that can only come from being there;
    4. familiarize oneself with the culture of a foreign country and relate firsthand how that country evolved and developed from its ancient origins.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction
    2. Field trips to archeological sites, museums and prominent monuments in order to study:
      1. major historical developments in the visited country
      2. prominent historical figures and movements associated with them
      3. changes in art and architecture over various periods
      4. archeological insights into the culture of the country
      5. the importance of religious monuments and the sociological importance attached to them
      6. daily life and times across the spectrum of the country�s past
    3. On-site lectures offered by tour guide and professor will help reinforce what the students are seeing for themselves
    4. A daily journal is expected of each student, reflecting the student�s impression and reflection of each day�s activities
  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
The instructor will incorporate lectures, primary historical and literary sources, and occasional slide and/or film presentations during the course of study abroad trip. Museum guides and archeological tours will also supplement instruction.

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