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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

History, Government and Political Science - Consortium for International Studies

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self study.

Dates:

August 2018 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the political, military, constitutional, and diplomatic aspects of the American Civil War and Reconstruction; explain the social impact of the American Civil War and Reconstruction; discuss the major events leading up to the Civil War and its aftermath; and explain why the period of the Civil War can be considered as a conflicting legacy.

Instruction:

This course examines the American Civil War in a realistic and unromantic light, discussing the challenging experiences of ordinary people and the uncertain decisions of military and political leaders. Emphasis is  placed on both the years leading up to the Civil War and the war's aftermath in the North and the South. The course integrates political, social, military, and economic forces, and reframes the period of the Civil War as a conflicting legacy and insufficient cause for American self-congratulation for racial justice.  

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in U.S. History or as a Social Science elective (8/18).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self study. 

Dates:

August 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define what government is and relate it to its engagement in democracy; discuss the history of the U.S. Constitution and constitutional amendment process and necessity; identify the form of government practiced in the U.S. and the advantages and disadvantages; explain the purpose and function of Congress and the presidency; and define the basics of domestic and foreign policies.

Instruction:

In this course, students explore the definition of government and engagement in democracy, federalism as a form of government in the U.S. and examine the dissolution of power in this form of government. Students also learn about the history of the U.S.Constitution and relate it to the purpose and function of both the Presidency and Congress, and examine U.S. domestic and foreign policy.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in U.S. History or as a Social Science elective (8/18).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self study.

Dates:

August 2018 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss the dynamics of power in the U.S between women and men; explain how relationships among women were determined by differences of race, ethnicity, class, age, region, or religion; recognize diversity as the central factor in the history of women and gender; and discuss the changing role of women from an historical perspective within the framework of U.S. History.

Instruction:

This course examines the dynamics of power in the U.S. between women and men and among women themselves. This history spans from the first cultural contact between indigenous peoples and Europeans in the 15th century to the new globalism of the 21st century. The overall purpose is to explore the frame in which relationships among women were determined by differences of race, ethnicity, class, age, region, or religion, keeping diversity as the central factor in the history of women and gender.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in U.S. History or as a Social Science elective (8/18)

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