1HISTORY / POLITICAL SCIENCE 15B-2: AMERICAN HISTORY & GOVERNMENTSPRING 2010 M/W 10:30 TO 11:45 PM – DMH 150 Iris M. Jerke (History) Larry Gerston (Political Science) Office:DMH 321CH 471Phone: (408) 924-5507(408) 924-5580 email: [email protected](Please write in subject line: Hist15B2) [email protected]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 appointmentMondays/Wednesdays, 6:30am-7:25; Mondays/Wednesdays, 12:00-1:20 pm COURSE OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTIONHistory 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. STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVESThis 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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