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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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HIST 477 - History and Trends in Nursing

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Diversity
History of nursing in the US, including structure of the health care delivery system, and how development of nursing profession illuminates issues of class, race and gender in America. Special emphasis on tying historical scholarship to present-day nursing issues.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Develop the ability to think critically and to communicate effectively about the interactions between nursing and society. In this course “communication” means the development of writing skills in the form of both an upper division, university level research paper and a scholarly book review, as well as participating in audio forums.
  2. Describe the basic chronology of nursing in the United States from colonial times to present.
  3. Identify specific events which shaped the face of the nursing profession as we know it today.
  4. Understand the social, cultural, economic, and political forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the lives and roles of nurses today, and develop the ability to view contemporary nursing problems in historical perspective.
  5. Consider the many variables, including ethnicity, class, and gender, which have influenced the development of the profession.

UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes

  1. describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
  2. identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
  3. analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
  4. recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.

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