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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2022
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in HIST 34 or 34H.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the topic critically with instructor and other students
  • Explain the importance of the topic to the discipline
  • Improve research skills


A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in history. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor in consultation with the individual student.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. analyze the topic in a skillful and thorough manner.
  2. discuss the topic critically with instructor and other students, when applicable.
  3. explain the importance of the topic to the discipline.
  4. improve research and/or information gathering assessment ability.
  5. use primary and secondary material to analyze the chosen topic.

Course Content

  1. Readings, discussion, and critical analysis of the various topics.
  2. Use of primary and secondary sources and other important monographs as appropriate.

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with JavaScript-enabled internet browsing software, media plug-ins, and relevant computer applications.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of Evaluation may include but are not limited to the following:

Evaluation of class participation and examinations of readings
Research paper or other significant writing assignments

Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include but are not limited to the following:

Taught as a seminar: lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises, oral presentations

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Materials selected as appropriate to topic.

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

  1. Reading:
    1. Read primary and secondary materials
  2. Writing:
    1. Write minimum 10-page research paper on assigned topic
    2. Write critical questions based on weekly readings
  3. Other:
    1. Conduct search for primary sources (empirical articles) by accessing web-based databases and other resources
    2. Meet with other group members to conduct group projects as applicable