|Prerequisites:||There are no prerequisites for this course.|
|Corequisites:||There are no corequisites for this course.|
|Catalog Description:||A history of the American experience in the post-Civil War years. This course will emphasize the growth of American industry and business and the social and economic reforms connected with that growth. The course will also emphasize the emergence of the United States as a world power during the 20th century and the ramifications that rise has had on foreign and domestic policy. Meets A.A. general education Category IV. A writing emphasis course.|
|Special Requirements:||This course may be used to satisfy a part of the A.A. general education writing requirement for graduation. A student will be expected to write formal papers and/or essays, using standard written English and totaling a minimum of ten double-spaced pages. All writing will be evaluated, and the evaluations will be used in determining the student’s final grade. There is a fee for distance learning classes.|
|Program Learning Outcomes:||
After completing this course, the student will have a better understanding of this nation's unique history. By learning of our past and our rich heritage, the student can better understand himself/herself today and hopefully learn the best path to choose for his/her future. Global Learning Outcomes: I. CRITICAL THINKING: Students will evaluate the validity of their own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and synthesizing the results into the creative process. A. Collect, organize, classify, correlate, analyze, and present materials and data from variety of academic disciplines and sources, distinguishing between facts and opinions, judgments and inferences, and the objective and subjective. The student will be exposed to a variety of historical interpretations of major events in American history. B. Evaluate information, text, and numerical and/or graphical data for validity, recognizing when conclusions are reached or decisions made in absence of complete information. This may be achieved in a variety of ways. For example, study of disputed elections in American history involves numbers as well as behind the scenes maneuvering about which we know very little. C. Consciously raise questions, suspending judgment and remaining open to new information, methods, cultural systems, values, and beliefs. In classroom discussion and essay format testing, the student will be exposed to the effect of diverse cultural systems, values and beliefs on the development of modern America. II. COMMUNICATION: Students will develop effective reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and nonverbally on literal and figurative levels. A. Listen actively, partaking in dialogue with civility and respect for opposing viewpoints. The student may participate in classroom discussions of controversial events in American history, including Reconstruction, Segregation, Progressivism, the New Deal, Civil Rights and the Vietnam War. C. Read and discuss works of fiction and nonfiction, demonstrating literal and critical comprehension. Students may read biographies, popular history on analytical history. D. Write clear, organized prose, using correct standard English. The testing for this course may be through intensive essay style examinations. V. CULTURAL LITERACY: Students will develop an appreciation of human culture and its diversity and the role of the creative arts in society. A. Demonstrate both an awareness of the important function of the arts in societies and the ability of the arts to provide personal satisfaction and to reflect history and culture. The subject matter of classroom lectures and tests will include historical literary and cultural movements such as American literature during progressivism, the Harlem Renaissance, the Jazz Age, the Lost Generations, etc. B. Understand art, geography, history, music, philosophy and the evolution of ideas that shaped the world. This course is comprised of a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of American History. C. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural, national, ethnic, religious, and gender differences among peoples of the world. The student will learn of the contributions of the various waves of immigration, native American and African cultures to the development of American society.
|Course Learning Outcomes:||
The student will have a firm grasp of the major themes, movements, institutions and experiences in American history from the aftermath of the Civil War to the present.
|Methods of Evaluation:||Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the polices of the college and the department.
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
|Flexibility:||It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.|
|Student Email Accounts||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.|
|Note:||For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.|