Liberal Arts > History

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Studies Nevada's history from prehistoric times to the present. Examines the early mining and cattle frontiers, the development of towns and the advent of industrialization as well as the 20th century problems of water, energy, and growth. Satisfies the Nevada 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 Nevada state 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:

  1. Exhibit factual knowledge of the physical, climactic, economic, political and historical environments that shaped the unique history of Nevada (GE 1).
  2. Examine and explain significant political, social, and economic changes in Nevada history through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
  3. Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of Nevada’s tribal history before and after Euro-American arrival (GE 5).
  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).
  6. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in Nevada history and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

Scheduled HIST-217 classes:

Fall 2019