Nov 26, 2022
HIST 110 - The United States to 1877
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2; US-1, US-2
The American Revolution, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, federalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction in context of American diversity and socio-economic change. Meanings of freedom, equality, democracy through Reconstruction. Practice in civic engagement, historical thinking, and collaborative learning.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences, American Institutions/Code US-1 and US-2
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- participate in American civic life with understanding of American diversity and creation of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and federal system from the colonial era through the Civil War era (“early U.S.”);
- identify major turning points in origins of the U.S.;
- read and interpret varieties of sources relating to the early U.S.;
- compare and contrast diverse Americans’ abilities to enjoy citizenship in the early U.S.;
- collaborate with peers in evaluation of difficult problems relating to citizenship in the early U.S.;
- recognize the impact of early U.S. history on our own time;
- demonstrate capacity to tolerate differences of interpretation and listen to others actively and fairly;
- communicate complex ideas in writing and speaking;
- understand history as an academic discipline essential to civic participation.
D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
US-1. U.S. History Learning Outcomes
- specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.
US-2. U.S. Constitution Learning Outcomes
- Explain the significance or interpretation of major historical events in a period of at least a hundred years of American history;
- Describe the contributions of major ethnic and social groups in a period of at least a hundred years of American history;
- Explain the role of at least three of the following in the development of American culture: politics, economics, social movements, and/or geography.
- Describe the development of the Constitution from the political philosophies of its framers to its later interpretation and amendment;
- Explain how the Constitution influenced the development of American political institutions and government;
- Explain citizen rights and responsibilities under the Constitution.
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