NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
HIS 26l -TOPICS IN CULTURAL ETHNICITY I (3 CR)
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.
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
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:
Outlines of all topics must be kept on file in the Administrative Unit approving the topic.