Course Abstract Details

HIST-160, Study Tour

Credits: Credits vary. See course description for details.

Course Description

HIST-160, Travel Study, introduces major themes, people and ideas in the history of one or more countries to which students will have the opportunity to travel as part of a travel study program. The course work includes readings and discussions, a travel journal, and a specialized project. This work is conducted under the guidance of a faculty member who will also serve as a group leader in the travel study program. One or two credit options with reduced workload are also available. To enroll in this course, which is offered during the Spring term, the student must register for the trip by October 31 of the previous semester. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. READ-099 may be taken concurrently. See schedule booklet for further details. One to three credits. One to three billable hours (plus additional travel fees). DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:   

1. summarize and explain the events, people, and ideas in a specific area of history in order to show a clear, concise understanding of their effects on both a specific geographical area and the wider world (GE1, GE2, GE6, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

2. communicate orally by in participating in presentations (GE2, GE4, PG1,PG4) 

3. demonstrate informational literacy; i.e. know when there is a need for information, and to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand (GE2, GE4, PG1, PG4) 

4. express themselves in formal writing, by authoring a longer essay that offers a clear and supported position on a complex subject or event (GE1, GE2, GE4, PG1, PG2, PG4, PG5) 

5. demonstrate cultural competence the self-awareness of one's own worldview and the ability to relate effectively across lines of cultural difference (GE1, GE2, GE5, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG4, PG5) 

6. think critically, from analyzing the successes and failures of the past and explaining and predicting how people with values and mindsets different from our own handle similar circumstances (GE2, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG4, PG5) 

7. make historical connections by recognizing contemporary behaviors, actions, and policies that demonstrate how people fail to learn lessons from past successes and failures in history (GE2, GE7, PG1)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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