- Name: Survey of U.S. Constitutional History
- Division: Liberal Arts
- Discipline: History
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Teaches the origin, development, history of the Nevada and United States constitutions. Examines the American judicial system through a number of significant decisions and will analyze the individuals who made those decisions.Satisfies the U.S. and Nevada Constitution 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 Nevada and US 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 origins, terminology, classification of law, and unique characteristics about the Nevada and United States Constitutions (GE 1).
- Examine and explain significant judicial decisions at the state and national level 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 Nevada or United States constitutional history and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).