This is the first course in a year-long study of U.S. History from Native American origins to the modern world. A main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of how diverse societies and cultures have contributed to the development of the United States. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of the development of the United States, identify the achievements and limitations of these developments, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. Students will learn how American society developed from Native American origins through the Civil War, and how society has impacted both individuals and groups in America. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in communications and critical thinking. Group 1 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify critical historical developments.
- Explain the significance of critical historical developments.
- Evaluate critical historical developments.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Analyze the impact of historical developments on contemporary society.
Learning How to Learn:
- Apply course concepts to their roles as modern citizens.
- Reflect on their engagement in the learning process.
- Interpret historical information from a variety of sources.