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2017-2018 Catalog Year
CH-203: American Experience & Constitutional Change

General Information

  • Name: American Experience & Constitutional Change
  • Discipline: Core Humanities
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: ENG 102

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Emphasizes the origins of the U.S. and Nevada constitutions and issues such as equality and civil rights, individualism and civil liberties, federalism, environmentalism, urbanization and industrialization, as well as religious and cultural diversity. Satisfies the United States and Nevada Constitutions requirements.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of American social, political, economic, and constitutional history and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:

  • Exhibit factual knowledge of the general history, principles, and concepts upon which the American and Nevada constitutional systems are based (GE 1).
  • Examine historical, cultural, and constitutional change through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
  • Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
  • Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in American or Nevadan Constitutional history and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

Scheduled CH-203 classes:

Fall 2017