SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY - FALL 2008
HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE 15A
Mon. & Wed. 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Course Code 47079
Dr. Steven Millner
Phone: (408) 924-5864
Tu/Thurs noon to 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Patricia McKenzie
Office: Clark Hall 406 L
Phone: (408) 924-1361
Monday 3:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday Virtual Office Hours on Blackboard 10:00 to Noon and by
Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic, Vol. 1,
James Davidson, Brian Delay, et
POLITICAL SCIENCE TEXT
American Government: Historical, Popular & Global Perspectives,
(Alternative Edition) 1
Dautrich and David A. Yalof, Wadsworth Cengage Learning, ISBN 10: 0155050915
HIST/POLS 15A is the first semester of a two-semester, interdisciplinary, team-taught course covering U.
S. history and government.
When taken in consecutive semesters with the same instructors, HIST/POLS
15 A/B fulfills the State of California’s requirements for U. S. History, U. S. Constitution, and California
You must complete the entire two-semester sequence with the same faculty members in
order to fulfill the requirements and earn six semester credits.
When successfully completed, HIST/POLS
15 A/B counts for six credits of General Education requirements in social sciences and comparative
If you have already taken either POLS 1 or POLS 101, you may not take HIST/POLS 15 A/B.
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES
You will learn to analyze current social and political events, relate them to their historical precedents and
recognize the individual roles played by the many elements that make up our diverse society.
diverse reading assignments, the text and lectures, you will learn about American history, government and
institutions form the nation’s beginnings to our present society.
By the end of the two-semester course,
you should be able to recognize the key events and issues that formed the nation, and be able to explain
the interactive role of those events in producing today’s political, social and economic attributes, problems,
Because HIST 15A/B involves multi-disciplinary material, you will learn to draw from a
wide spectrum of sources for information, and apply that information to current political, economic and
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