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 and discussion. 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
Course Learning GoalsStudents will:
- Evaluate, through the varying materials of American history selected by the instructor, conceptual and/or sector studies in the American experience which bring to bear a synthesis of insights drawn from the social sciences, arts, and humanities;
- Conduct historical and cultural analysis, and, within a seminar/discussion environment, produce oral and written presentations related to the materials selected by the instructor; and
- Explain, in a multi-disciplinary context, the interrelatedness of the past and present in the American experience.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning ActivitiesStructure and topics vary with instructor and semester in which the course is offered. See course syllabus.
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsCourse learning goals are assessed with exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 4/99; New Core 8/2015; Revised 4/2019