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 Course Title:   HS21+ US History and Government

 Title Abbreviation:   HS21+ US HISTORY & GOV

 Department:    HSC

 Course #:    65

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    320204

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

An introductory survey of US History and Government in fulfillment of HS21+ diploma requirements.


Prerequisite: Completion of HSC 010 or permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 110

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of US History in fulfillment of HS21+ diploma requirements.
    • Be familiar with major developments in United States history.
    • Understand how major global events in history have shaped events in the United States today. For example, industrialism, colonialism, World Wars I and II, the Revolutionary War, the nuclear arms race, etc.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of US Government in fulfillment of HS21+ diploma requirements.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.
    • Evaluate past and /or present factors of change and conflict and their impact on government policies, law, and political systems on the community.
    • Demonstrate understanding of communications that express positions in policy and political systems.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

Course Contents

  1. Content includes but is not limited to US History, Government and Politics.