I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101.
Offers a survey of American history and civilization from the time of the first European settlement to about 1877. Satisfies the United States constitution requirement.
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 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 fundamental principles, factors for change, theories, and generalizations from the field of American history and civilization to 1865 (GE 1).
- Examine historical and cultural changes 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 History and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).