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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 0
Hours: 24 lecture per quarter (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Participating students will demonstrate the ability to draw instructive comparisons between current world news events or personalities and events or personalities from throughout their lifetime.
  • Participating students will be able to state the importance of world news events from the perspective of experience and longevity.


Intended for the disabled to study world news by examining turning points in history, comparing and contrasting them with current world events to enhance memory retention and self-esteem.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. discuss political cartoons in vintage and current periodicals.
B. share memories and perceptions of historical events of their lifetime.
C. express opinions regarding current world events and historical events.
D. identify ways in which both historical and current world events influence his/her life.

Course Content

This class may include all or part of these areas:
A. Discussion
1. Social and political forces at work today and yesterday
2. Political cartoons
3. Accuracy of news items
4. Influence of news events on personal life
5. Personal perception of historical events
6. Intellectual vs. emotional reaction to news events

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Accessible classroom

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Progress on Student Educational Contract
B. Instructor observation of ability to reflect course material
C. Attendance and participation

Method(s) of Instruction


Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal and selected articles, websites and other reference materials as assigned by instructor.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Not applicable.



Specialized Instruction (Disabled Students Programs and Services)-Vocational: Noncredit