NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY

HIS 26l -TOPICS IN CULTURAL ETHNICITY I (3 CR)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Examines cultural experiences of various ethnic groups in the United States, e.g., the Irish, Italians, Jews, Germans, etc. Lecture 3 hours per week.

General Course Purpose

Topics in United States History II and I are designed to provide a wide course experience, which meet the needs of the student population served by NVCC. The primary goal is investigation of the social, economic, political, and cultural institutions of the American past and present on a given topic. The Administrative Unit must approve all topics. Broad concepts incorporated within units relate to change, collective behavior, conflict, culture, education, regionalism, industrialization, justice, political behavior, religion, social institutions, and modernization.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Average reading ability. There are no course prerequisites.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The students will develop an in-depth understanding of social, cultural, economic, and political events on a given topic in American history. Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the evolution of American Civilization. Activities employed for the development of competencies include textbook reading assignments, monographic reading assignments, journal articles for reading assignments, films, field trips, resource speakers, research papers, classroom discussions, debates, lectures, and examinations.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

    1. topics in United State History I and II, developed with the idea that history courses should be based on conceptional framework

B. utilize the particular talents of the individual instructor for the enrichment of the total educational program of NVCC.

The courses are a topical survey of the dominant intellectual, cultural, social, and economic trends in the history of the United States for a given period. The first Semester will include topics up to Reconstruction. The second Semester will continue from that point:

    1. tonics could include offerings such as "The Economic Causes of the American Revolution"
    2. "The Causes and the Consequences of the Civil War"
    3. "The Reform Movements of the Romantic Age"
    4. "The Origins of the American Factory System"
    5. "The Importance of the Frontier in American History"
    6. "Urbanization of the United States, l97O-l92O"
    7. "The Emergence of the United States as a (lobal Economic and Military Power"
    8. "The Settlement of the Great Plains"
    9. "The Confrontation of the American Indians and the Euro-American Settlers"

Outlines of all topics must be kept on file in the Administrative Unit approving the topic.