Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 1, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Department of History, Dr. Gregory Knouff, Chair (gknouff@keene.edu) 358-2961 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Dr. Thomas Whitcomb TITLE SUMMARY: IH-HIST 112: The Modern World PROPOSED ACTION: (Underline proposed changes .) Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: Add course to Integrative Studies Program EXISTING (OLD) DATA: None PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: IH-HIST 112: The Modern World PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Examines the evolution of the major civilizations of the world (Western, Middle Eastern, South Asian, East Asian, sub-Saharan African, and Latin American) from the early-modern era to the present. It focuses upon the revolutionary intellectual, political, and economic changes that occurred during this period and their effects upon the world. Annually LEARNING OUTCOMES: COURSE OUTCOMES: Students will become acquainted with major primary and secondary source materials relating to the principal civilizations of the world the modern era. They will demonstrate the development of their critical and analytical skills through writing assignments and participation in class discussions on the readings and the themes of the course. PERSPECTIVE OUTCOMES: Students will be able to: • Recognize the factors that shape our world and our perception of it • Understand and interpret diverse evidence about the world’s societies and cultures • Analyze textual material according to its historical and cultural context, and its genre and purpose • Identify the values and concerns expressed in creative works SKILLS OUTCOMES: Reading: • Identify contextual issues • Read with an awareness of purpose • Ask questions that lead to greater understanding of material • Demonstrate the ability to identify and summarize key points Critical Thinking: • Ask incisive questions when engaging an idea, problem, task, or goal • Synthesize information, arguments, and perspectives in order to create new meaning, insight, and understanding • Apply critical thinking to important ethical or societal issues and problems INTEGRATIVE OUTCOMES: • Recognition of cultural diversity in human history • Identification of ethical issues that persist across time and cultures RATIONALE: To provide a course that affords a broad base for historical understanding of modern world civilization RESOURCES: No additional resources are required. ADVISORY OPINIONS: SIGNATURE PAGE 1. Sponsoring Department: _____History ____ Chair: ___Gregory Knouff____ For _7__ Against _0__ Abstain__0_ Absent _0__ Date 10-3-07 ________ 2. Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs: Review & Comment: Signature: Date: ________ 3. Editor of the Catalog: Review & Comment: Signature: __________________________ Date: ________ 4. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. 5. Division Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against ___ Abstain ___ Absent ____ Chair: ____________________ Date ________ A&H CC vote: 7-0-0-1 10/12/07 6. Dean: Comment: Approved____ Not Approved____ Signature: Date ________ 7. Senate Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against___ Abstain ___ Absent ____ Chair: _____________________ Date _________ 8. Keene State College Senate: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: _________________________ Date ________ Other action:


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