nyccoursenew51809 - TOURO COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS...

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TOURO COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS DEPARTMENT: History COURSE TITLE: The History of New York City COURSE NUMBER: GHS/HIS 2** PREREQUISITES: None CREDIT HOURS: 3 DEVELOPER: Ronald Brown, Ph.D, Revised by J. Lieberman Ph.D. LAST UPDATE: 4/31/09 COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will trace the cultural history of New York City from its founding in 1624 to the present. From its Dutch and later English colonial roots, New York City took the lead in creating a distinctive American culture, a culture marked by diversity, individualism, national destiny and religiosity. Ever since General George Washington declared that the city would one day be the ‘capital of a great empire,’ New York City has remained loyal to its unique identity. Special emphasis will be placed on historic buildings that preserve the various stages of the emergence of this national identity. COURSE/DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES The course addresses the following objectives from those in the Department of History list of goals and objectives: 1.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of history as applied to the story of New York City, including particularly the role and functions of cultural, political economic, ethnic and social factors in shaping the growth and development of a major American city. 1.3 Explain major perspectives and conflicts in the interpretation of historical developments 1.4 Compare and contrast the growth of New York City with other major urban centers. 2.3 To apply overarching themes of history to specific issues of this course 450/Touro/New York City 1
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3.1 To critically analyze and defend issues and positions about the course subject matter 4.1 To write effectively about the course material in various formats, including a research paper 4.2 To communicate orally about class material 5.1 Demonstrate information competence in summarizing and analyzing professional literature and applying it to the writing of the research paper 5.2 Demonstrate competence in the use of electronic applications in the researching and study of history as applied to this topic 7.1 Be respectful of differences of opinion, religion and culture 8.1 Apply historical methods to solution of practical or theoretical problems dealing with the use of urban history COURSE/INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES The course addresses the following objectives from the Touro College General Education Goals and Objectives: 11.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.4, 6.5 COURSE CONTENT Topic One – Introduction to New York City History The role of cities in history. The geography of the area. The founding of the Dutch colony in 1624. The English seizure of the city in 1664. The multi-religious, -ethnic, -linguistic, and –cultural nature of the population of colonial New York. Slavery in New York City.
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