2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PCADE 051 US History and Government (ESL) (5 credits)

Prerequisite Minimum CASAS Reading/Listening score of 211 for ESL students

Minimum CASAS Reading score of 221 for ABE students

Course Description
The course will provide students with a broad view of America’s 20th Century history and its political structure.

Student Outcomes
Synthesize historical information and significance from knowledge about everyday life, personal experiences/interest, cultural frameworks, and fundamental documents in order to understand how to generate understanding from multiple data points. .
Identify significant historical events, their chronology, and their impact on society, past and present in order to gain an understanding of the current political context. 
Demonstrate how changes in foreign policy, military affairs, economic policy, and the actions of local communities leads to change in legislation and impacts on national and local communities in order to understand the relationship between different levels of govenment and communities.
Analyze how diverse groups of people in the US in global context have historically lived, acted, and thought in order to develop empathy for historical people and situations.
Reflect on understanding of historical context in order to develop empathy for the contemporary world and the diverse people who live in that world. 
Evaluate both primary and secondary sources in order to critically understand points of view.

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