Oct 01, 2023
HIST 488 - Education and American Democracy
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Major themes in American democracy through prism of education. Focus on early public and religious experiments, immigration and parochial schools, Reconstruction, the Borderlands, Progressive reform, professionalization of teaching, the struggle for desegregation, California Master Plan, equality and diversity.
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.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- know basic analytic concepts for interpreting historical evidence relating to American education and democracy;
- demonstrate significant knowledge of major events and trends in history of American education as these relate to democracy;
- write and speak clearly and persuasively about events and trends in history of American education, and work collaboratively with others in solving problems relating to education and democracy;
- provide original interpretation of assigned sources, and accurately reference all sources in coursework;
- comprehend how differences and similarities among diverse peoples and cultures over time have shaped American education and informs social responsibility;
- understand how education and American democracy relate to diversity and social justice;
- acquire competency in American history required by Liberal Studies Major.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
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