Course Summary
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Self-paced. Students have up to 60 days to complete.
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 applied history


The course objective is for students to discover how key events in U.S. History from the Great Depression to the Me Too movement are both a product of our past and a precursor to our future. Along the way, students will deepen their knowledge of four essential employability skills -- problem solving, technology, agility, and communication -- which will help them analyze the past, forecast the future, adapt to changes, and share their understanding with others. Students will analyze historical resources to determine credibility and validity and use a critical thinking process to determine the causes and long term impacts of a historical event. Additionally, students will present lessons learned from U.S. historical events and their potential influence on a current problem or situation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • determine how studying history can help prepare for the future
  • identify economic downturns that have affected different parts of society
  • recognize the skills like technology, agility, and problem solving that help people adjust to a changing workplace
  • determine the ways women have used communication and agility to achieve equality
  • compare and contrast how people throughout U.S. history have worked for freedom, civil rights, and social justice
  • examine the skills like agility and problem solving that immigrants have used as they pursued life in a new country
  • identify technological innovations that have changed the ways we fight wars and protect our troops
  • analyze skills such as problem solving and agility that have helped patients and practitioners keep up with new medical innovations
  • recognize how using an agile mindset will help us adapt to and learn new communication technologies
  • interpret the communication strategies that political leaders use to deliver a compelling message

General Course Topics:

  • Now, then, and what's next
  • Knowledge is power
  • Sourcing success
  • Reflecting on rights
  • Investigating inequality
  • In their shoes
  • The technology advantage
  • Brave new well-being
  • Getting in touch with tech
  • Sending the right message
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

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