ALCB 431Y: ANALYSIS OF CURRENT EVENTS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||24 lecture per quarter (24 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Participating students will show evidence of understanding the basic elements - the what, where, why, and how - of major current events.
- Participating students will demonstrate the ability to express well-informed, coherent, and well-supported opinions on current events.
- The successful student will demonstrate one or more ways to become productively engaged in his or her community and/or in local or national politics.
- The successful student will list, in order of priority, 5-10 or more challenges facing California and/or the United States, then justify his or her ranking.
The student will be able to:
A. identify current news events.
B. recall related past news events.
C. compare and contrast current events with past events.
D. articulate the relative importance of current news events from the perspective of experience and longevity.
This class may include all or part of these areas:
A. Local news events
B. State news events
C. National news events
D. International news events
E. Recalled news events
F. Compare and contrast news events to evaluate value
G. Relative importance of news events
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Progress on Student Educational Contract
B. Instructor observation of ability to reflect course material
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