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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2020
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:
A. analyze the topic in a skillful and thorough manner.
B. discuss the topic critically with instructor and other students, when applicable.
C. explain the importance of the topic to the discipline.
D. improve research and/or information gathering assessment ability.
E. use primary and secondary material to analyze the chosen topic.

Course Content

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

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment


Method(s) of Evaluation

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

Method(s) of Instruction

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

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

As appropriate to topic.


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

A. Reading:

1. Read primary and secondary materials.

B. Writing:

1. Write minimum 10 page research paper on assigned topic.

2. Write critical questions based on weekly readings.

C. 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.