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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: History of the United States
Course Number: HIST 1
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History.
  • Students will comprehend the basic elements of the American Constitution, including the Bill of Rights and important Constitutional Amendments relating to the Reconstruction Era and the Progressive Era. Students will understand the significance of the Supreme Court's enforcement of the Constitution.
  • Students will be able to identify and describe the contours of debates among historians over time in United States history.
  • Students will compose logically organized, argument-driven historical analysis that are informed by secondary sources and justified by references to primary sources [PLO 1,2,3,4]
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will be able to identify the different historical experiences of people of color, women, the LGBTQ+ communities, and peoples of various socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States.
  • Students will be able to identify and trace the changes to the American Constitution over time and identify the agents of change.