Nov 26, 2022
HIST 111 - The United States Since 1877
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2; US-1, US-3
Major developments in United States since the Civil War, including California state and local government, in context of American diversity and socio-economic change. California as microcosm for understanding freedom, equality, democracy. 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-3
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 an understanding of American and California diversity, California state and local government, and U.S. history since the Civil War (“modern U.S.”);
- identify major turning points in the influence of the U.S. in world history;
- read and interpret varieties of sources relating modern U.S. and California history;
- compare and contrast diverse Americans’ abilities to enjoy citizenship in modern U.S. and California;
- collaborate with peers in evaluation of difficult problems relating to citizenship in modern U.S. and California;
- recognize the impact of modern U.S. and California 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-3. California Government 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 role of California’s Constitution in state and local government;
- Explain the place of California’s Constitution in the evolution of federal-state relations;
- Describe the political processes that enable cooperation and conflict resolution between state and/or local governments and the federal government.
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