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. Number of Instructional 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. Course 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; and
    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

    Structure and topics vary with instructor and semester in which the course is offered. See course format.
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

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

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 4/99; New Core 8/2015