Hist15B_Jerke_Gerston

Hist15B_Jerke_Gerston - HISTORY / POLITICAL SCIENCE 15B-2:...

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1 H ISTORY / P OLITICAL S CIENCE 15B-2: A MERICAN H ISTORY OVERNMENT S PRING 2010 M/W 10:30 TO 11:45 PM – DMH 150 Iris M. Jerke (History) Larry Gerston (Political Science) Office: DMH 321 CH 471 Phone: (408) 924-5507 (408) 924-5580 email: Iris.Jerke@sjsu.edu (Please write in subject line: Hist15B2) lgerston@sjsu.edu Office Hours: On the following Mondays: Feb 2, 8, 22; Mar 8, 22; Apr 12, 26; May 10 from 3 to 5 pm or by appointment Mondays/Wednesdays, 6:30am-7:25; Mondays/Wednesdays, 12:00-1:20 pm C OURSE OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTION History 15A/B is a two-semester, interdisciplinary, team-taught course about the history and government of the United States. When taken in consecutive semesters with the same instructors, Hist 15A/B fulfills the American Institutions requirements for U.S. History, U.S. Constitution, and California Government (F 1-2-3). It also fulfills six credits of the Social Sciences requirement in Core GE (D2: Comparative Systems and D3: Social Issues). You must complete the entire two-semester sequence in order to fulfill the requirements and earn the six credits. This course provides a multicultural framework for the study of American history and government. Note: The History Department recommends that students take Hist 15A/PoliScie 15A before Hist 15B/PoliScie 15B. If you have already taken POLS1 or POLS101, you may not take HIST 15A/B. S TUDENT L EARNING O BJECTIVES This is a General Education course with learning objectives established by the university. In addition to writing 1 term paper totaling more than 750 words, by the end of this course, you should be able to: 1. place contemporary developments in cultural, historical, environmental, and spatial contexts 2. identify the dynamics of ethnic, cultural, gender/sexual, age-based, class, regional, national, transnational, and global identities and the similarities, differences, linkages, and interactions between them; and 3. evaluate social science information, draw on different points of view, and formulate applications appropriate to contemporary social issues. 4. recognize the interaction of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior of individuals 5. Compare and contrast two or more ethnic groups, cultures, regions, nations or social systems.
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2 6. Apply multi-disciplinary material to a topic relevant to policy and social action at the local, national and/or international levels. 7. demonstrate knowledge about Reconstruction, foreign relations, Populism, Progressivism, the New Deal, wars and conflicts of the 20 th century, the Fair Deal, the Great Society, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, mobilization of minorities, new feminism, and modern times; women and gender relations from the colonial period to the present; the history and experience of racial and ethnic minorities; emigration to the United States and the experiences of these immigrants to this country; and patterns of race and class relations from the period of European 8. understand the foundations of the political system, including the evolution of the
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