Brian G. Casserly
Supplies the knowledge of American history that any intelligent and educated American citizen should have. Objective is to make the student aware of his or her heritage of the past and more intelligently conscious of the present.
Covers major developments in U.S. history from European settlement to early in the 21st century.
Student learning goals
Develop skills in critical thinking
Develop skills in writing
Understand some of the main themes and developments in U.S. history.
General method of instruction
Lecture, discussion, readings, movies.
College level writing skills.
Class assignments and grading
Details (subject to change before the start of the quarter) will be provided in the class syllabus but the assignments are likely to include one short paper and a longer research paper, a midterm and final exam, and regular participation in discussion sections. Regular attendance at class and diligent completion of readings and assignments are essential for success in this class.
Details in class syllabus