History 1503

Content Learning Outcomes and Assessment Measures

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: For the successful completion of this course, students should be able to: ASSESSMENT METHOD: Instructional activity and evaluation methods. Students will:
Distinguish between different approaches to world history. Read and discuss a variety of historical texts. Students will use these texts to complete written assignments and presentations.
Understand how historians utilize sources and critical analysis to draw historical conclusions. Use primary and secondary sources to create their own historical conclusions. Students will discuss their conclusions in written quizzes and exams, as well as in oral in-class presentations.
Explain how the impact of western and non-western peoples shaped the foundation of the modern world. Read from a variety of primary and secondary sources in history, philosophy, sociology, and economics. Students’ content knowledge and critical thinking ability will be tested through in class quizzes and exams, as well as through in-class discussion.

*assessment rubrics can be found on blackboard and classroom website on openlab.

 

General Education Objectives and Assessment Methods

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: For the successful completion of this course, students should be able to: ASSESSMENT METHOD: Instructional Activity, Evaluation Methods and Criteria.
KNOWLEDGE: Engage in historical inquiry, research, and analysis. Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate a variety of historical sources for their credibility, position, and perspective, as well as contextualize materials from the past with appropriate precision and detail.

·         assignments that examine competency are primary source analysis and primary source worksheets

Skills: Understand the complex nature of the historical record and generate significant, open-ended questions about the past and devise research strategies to answer them. Students will demonstrate the ability to 1) Distinguish between primary and secondary source materials and decide when to use each, 2) Choose among multiple tools, methods, and perspectives to investigate and interpret materials from the past,  and 3) Recognize the value of conflicting narratives and evidence, 4) Generate significant, open-ended questions about the past and devise research strategies to answer them, 5) Seek a variety of sources that provide evidence to support an argument about the past, 6) Develop a methodological practice of gathering, sifting, analyzing, ordering, synthesizing, and interpreting evidence, and 7) Identify and summarize other scholars’ historical arguments. Students will demonstrate this competency complete written exams, quizzes, assignments, in-class discussion and presentations.

  • all written assignments in this course will build these skills
Integration: Craft historical narrative and argument. Students will demonstrate the ability to 1) Generate a historical argument that is reasoned and based on historical evidence selected, arranged, and analyzed, 2) Write effective narrative that describes and analyzes the past for its use in the present, 3) Understand that the ethics and practice of history mean recognizing and building on other scholars’ work, peer review, and citation, and 4) Defend a position publicly and revise this position when new evidence requires it. Students will demonstrate this competency complete written exams, quizzes, assignments, in-class discussion and presentations.

  • Peer to peer, quizzes, novel and film summary essays will develop these skills
Values, Ethics, and Relationships: Practice historical thinking as central to engaged citizenship. Students will demonstrate the ability to 1) Engage a diversity of viewpoints in a civil and constructive fashion, 2) Work cooperatively with others to develop positions that reflect deliberation and differing perspectives, and 3) Apply historical knowledge and analysis to contribute to contemporary social dialogue.

  • Peer to peer, quizzes, novel and film summary essays will develop these skills

 

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