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Discipline: Degree: AA-T - History - A0334
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History ARTB 1
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic art terminology that coordinates with the ARTB 1 curriculum.
A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture AHIS 10
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
Advanced Japanese JAPN 5
  • Japanese 5 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 5 vocabulary and grammar at a advanced low level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Students will be able to recall of the Potential forms the forms of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will become familiar with past and present cultural characteristics of several francophone countries, as discussed in an advanced level course.
  • Japanese students will be able to answer questions about the Japanese culture presented in movies/plays/poems.
African American Literature LIT 20
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
African American Politics POLI 35
  • Students will be able to identify significant changes that have occurred in African-American political participation since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
  • Students will be able to assess the success of African Americans in attaining representation in various levels of government.
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
American Deaf Culture SIGN 202
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will be able to correctly contrast specific aspects of American Deaf culture with general American hearing culture.
American Folk Music MUS 14B
  • Students will be able to recognize the genre and subgenres of the various American folk musical styles discussed in class.
  • Describe and identify, using appropriate terminology, some of the many folk music styles of the United States.
  • Examine these folk music styles in the broader context of American political, social, and cultural history.
  • Aurally identify the musical characteristics of these various folk music styles.
  • Review and analyze the social context of American folk music.
  • Describe the role of religion in the development of American song forms
American Sign Language 1 SIGN 101
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will be able to identify immediate and extended family signs.
  • Students who take this course and complete it will at the end of the course feel more positively towards Deaf People. (This positive attitude adjustment will be one that moves students away from a pathological view of Deaf People, seeing Deaf people as defective, and towards a Cultural view, seeing Deaf people as individuals with a unique linguistic and cultural background.) APRIL 2008 UPDATE We developed a survey instrument and surveyed all SIGN 101 students the first week of the Spring '08 semester. We will conduct a post survey during the 14th week of the Spring semester. With the results of the second survey we will be able to ascertain whether or not students attitudes towards Deaf people moved in a positive direction.
American Sign Language 2 SIGN 102
  • By the end of SIGN 102, American Sign Language 2, 70% of students will be able to successfully comprehend a signed presentation that locates objects in a room.
  • Students will properly mark the topic in ASL sentences using non-manual markers.
  • Successfully incorporate topicalization and correct spatial referencing when comparing and contrasting between two different people.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
American Sign Language 3 SIGN 103
  • Be able to use accurately the personal and possessive pronoun signs in spatial means.
  • Students will be able to differentiate between the culture of Deaf Americans and that of hearing Americans.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
American Sign Language 4 SIGN 104
  • Students will be able to demonstrate various traffic rules with related vocabulary in the list of a study guide.
  • Students will be able to differentiate between the culture of Deaf Americans and that of hearing Americans.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
California History HIST 39
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in California History
  • Students will be able to assess and explain the repeating patterns of population rushes that characterize the history of California.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
Contemporary Mexican American Literature LIT 25
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
Continuing Elementary Arabic ARAB 2
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Arabic culture as taught in a continuing beginning level class.
  • Students will read a text related to one of the topics from relevant chapters in the text
  • Students will show understanding of basic facts about Arab culture as taught in a continuing elementary level language class.
  • Students will demonstrate acquired knowledge of Arabic vocabulary and grammatical structures by reading, comprehending, and translating Arabic sentences into English.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structures they have learned.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to tell time using the correct expressions in Modern Standard Arabic.
  • Students will be able to recombine learned material and vocabulary to write simple sentences on familiar topics with a focus on elements from daily life without being able to sustain sentence-level writing all the time.
Continuing Elementary Chinese CHIN 2
  • Students will be able to recall different type of Verbs.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a continuing beginning level class.
  • Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired.
  • The students will be able to comprehend the target language.
Continuing Elementary French FRCH 2
  • Students will be acquainted with the basic characteristics of the cultures of several francophone countries as taught in a second semester class.
  • Beginning to use language creatively, student will be able to write about personal past events and relate other people's past stories.
  • Using mostly learned phrases, students will be able to talk about their past, present or future immediate environment.
  • Students will be able to understand novice-high level written texts.
  • Students will be able to understand and use most elementary structural concepts and rules.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the French culture.
  • Students will answer 50 multiple choice questions using the vocabulary as presented in a context.
Continuing Elementary German GERM 2
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Knowledge of the German culture. Students will be able to identify key elements of the German culture.
  • Students will read a text related to one of the topics from chapters 5-8 in Treffpunkt Deutsch.
  • Students will read a text related to chapters 7 and 8 in Treffpunkt Deutsch and answer questions based on the text.
  • Beginning to use language creatively, students will be able to write about personal past events.
  • Students will demonstrate intermediate written communication of simple to complex sentences and utilize German vocabulary related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structure they have learned.
Continuing Elementary Italian ITAL 2
  • Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to identify the meaning of terms in the target language
Continuing Elementary Japanese JAPN 2
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Japanese 2 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 2 vocabulary and grammar at a continuing elementary level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Students will be acquainted with the basic characteristics of the culture as it relates to festivals and events as taught in a second semester class.
  • Students will demonstrate writing ability by composing simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabularies and sentence structures they have learned.
Continuing Elementary Latin LATN 2
  • Students will be able to translate a simple English sentence into a grammatically correct Latin sentence.
  • Students will be able to translate a compound English sentence into a grammatically correct English sentence.
  • Students will be able to identify and parse nouns and adjectives of the third and fourth declensions.
  • Students will be able to identify and correctly translate Latin clauses containing "indirect statement" into idiomatic English.
Continuing Elementary Spanish SPAN 2
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of the countries in this course: Guatemala, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina and Panama.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an continuing elementary Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of a Continuing Elementary Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate correct usage of the preterit versus the imperfect tense.
Continuing Intermediate Chinese CHIN 4
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will be able to recall the Passive forms ofVerbs. .
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a continuing intermediate level class.
  • Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired
  • The students will be able to comprehend the target language.
Continuing Intermediate French FRCH 4
  • Students will learn to understand the historical and political reasons for living conditions in several francophone countries as taught in an immediate level course.
  • Students will be able to understand and analyze short literary and journalistic texts and simple poetry
  • Students will be able to write short texts with intermediate-high level structural accuracy and vocabulary
  • Students will be able to discuss feelings, relate stories and hypothesize about past, present or future events in their own and other people's lives.
  • Students will be able to understand and apply intermediate level structural concepts and rules.
  • Students will present a sketch in class using the vocabulary and grammar in context.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the French culture.
  • Students will find the vocabulary words from a reading as it is presented in context.
Continuing Intermediate Italian ITAL 4
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Subjunctive Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will use written target language allowing for clear comprehension and using correct syntax.
  • Students will read the conclusion of a story (approximately 10 pages) in class and answer content questions.
Continuing Intermediate Japanese JAPN 4
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will be able to recall the Passive forms of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will present a sketch in class using the vocabulary and grammar in context.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the Japanese culture.
  • Japanese 4 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 4 vocabulary and grammar at a continuing intermediate level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Students will be able to transcribe, recognize/define, and pronounce the Continued intermediate level-Japanese 4 vocabulary with correct usage of Hiragana, Katakana, and limited number of Kanji Characters.
  • The student will use the informal style, polite style and formal style (with honorifics and humble forms) in the three basic structures, N+ N, N+ADJ and N+V, properly in writing.
Continuing Intermediate Spanish SPAN 4
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will be able to recall and apply the forms of the Past Subjunctive Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an Continuing Intermediate Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of the plot of a short story.
  • Students will correctly identify when to use the preterit and the imperfect tense.
Elementary Arabic ARAB 1
  • Students will show understanding of basic facts about Arab culture as taught in a elementary level class.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structures they have learned.
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with all letters of the alphabet in all their forms and the ability to write them correctly.
  • Students will demonstrate recognition and comprehension of Arabic vocabulary words learned during the semester.
  • The student will be able to: Communicate minimally using memorized expressions or a recombination of these where conversation is restricted to predictable topics like personal information, basic objects, immediate needs, preferences and a limited number of activities
Elementary Chinese CHIN 1
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the different aspects of Verbs .
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a beginning level class.
  • Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired
  • The students will be able to comprehend the target language.
Elementary French FRCH 1
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the cultures of several francophone countries as taught in a beginning level class.
  • Using learned phrases, students will be able to respond to questions about their present or future immediate concrete environment.
  • Using learned phrases students will be able to write simple texts about their immediate concrete environment.
  • French 1 students will be able to recognize statements about the past, the present and the future.
  • French 1 students will be able to differentiate between oral statements about the past, the present, and the future tense.
  • Students will be acquainted with basic structural concepts and rules.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the French Culture.
  • Students will answer 50 multiple choice questions about the vocabulary learned during the semester.
  • Students will answer orally questions presented in a certain context.
Elementary German GERM 1
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Knowledge of culture of Germany. Students will be able to identify key elements of the German culture.
  • Students will read a short text related to one of the topics from the first four chapters.
  • Students will perform sketches/skits in class and will orally demonstrate key grammatical concepts of the German language while presenting on an element of German culture.
  • Using learned phrases, students will produce an essay based on the grammar and vocabulary from the first four chapters of the text.
  • Students will perform sketches/skits in class and will orally demonstrate key grammatical concepts of the German language while presenting on an element of German culture.
  • Students will demonstrate basic written communication of simple sentences and utilize German vocabulary related to everyday topics, based on the vocabulary and sentence structure they have learned.
Elementary Italian ITAL 1
  • Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will correctly identify plural nouns in written Italian
Elementary Japanese JAPN 1
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Japanese 1 students will be able to recognize statements about the past, the present and the future.
  • Japanese 1 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 1 vocabulary and grammar at a novice level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Japanese students will be able to identify basic cultural information related to Japanese in the U.S.A. and in Japan
  • Students will be able to read and write simple sentences in hiragana, with an introductory understanding of katakana.
  • Students will listen to a dialogue and answer 10 multiple-choice comprehension questions.
Elementary Latin LATN 1
  • Students will be able to translate a simple sentence in the original Latin into idiomatic English.
  • Students will be able to translate a compound sentence in the original Latin into idiomatic English.
  • Students will be able to identify and parse nouns and adjectives of the first and second declensions.
Elementary Latin - Honors LATN 1H
  • Students will be able to translate a simple sentence in the original Latin into idiomatic English.
  • Students will be able to translate a compound sentence in the original Latin into idiomatic English.
  • Students will be able to identify and parse nouns and adjectives of the first and second declensions.
Elementary Spanish SPAN 1
  • Spanish 1 students will be able to understand elementary Spanish grammar.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of Spain, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Cuba, as well as the latino population in the United States and Canada.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an elementary Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to correctly use the verbs tener, ser and estar in the present tense.
  • Students will correctly conjugate the present tense of regular verbs
General Cultural Anthropology ANTH 22
  • Students will be able to examine the field of anthropology and its history as a holistic discipline.
  • Students will be able to explain ethnographic field work and cultural relativism.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze ethnocentric attitudes and beliefs in themselves and as expressed by others.
  • Students will be able to illustrate the evolution of culture through the development of civilization.
  • Students will be able to distinguish human language as a unique form of communication.
  • Students will be able to explain and analyze the potential influence of culture on personality development, and on the structure of marriage and the motivation for particular marriage rules.
  • Students will be able to analyze and describe differences between kinship and nonkinship systems of organization in various societies, as well as the various patterns of political organizations.
  • Students will be able to contrast and compare the various subsistence patterns required in various environments including methods of exchange and differences in consumption practices.
  • Students will be able to contrast and compare the universal functions of religion and art in various cultures.
  • Students will be able to evaluate and describe the influence of American culture on various ethnic groups.
  • Students will be able to identify and predict the current and future problems facing humanity.
History and Appreciation of Dance DN-T 20
  • DN-T 20 (History and appreciation of Dance) students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the chronological overview of western theatrical dance from the Renaissance period to the present.
  • DN-T 20 (History and appreciation of Dance) students will gain an appreciation of dance as a performing art.
  • Identify a chronological overview of theatrical dance from renaissance court to present time.
  • Identify major artists of dance periods.
  • Analyze dance in film and live performance.
  • Compare and contrast classical and contemporary periods of theatrical dance.
  • Assess the cross-cultural influences that have shaped theatrical dance.
History of Africa HIST 35
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of African culture.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in African History
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
History of Asia HIST 11
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Asian History
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Asian culture.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
History of Asia HIST 10
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Asian History
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Asian culture.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Asian history.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
History of Asian Art AHIS 9
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
History of Jazz MUS 12
  • Students who complete MUS 12 will be able to identify the jazz style of a piece of music when one minute from each piece is played in class during the final exam.
  • Students who complete MUS 12 will be able to identify the solo or featured musical instrument when one minute of each of two recordings including featured instruments are played in class during the final exam.
  • Differentiate between musical styles and performers
  • Compare and contrast soloists associated within the same historical style period.
  • Explain general musical concepts including pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, form and syncopation.
  • Discuss the origins of jazz and the cultural and sociological significance of the music.
  • Explain musical characteristics and identify musical instruments common to various styles of jazz.
  • Evaluate and assess the artistic and musical skills of various live performers.
History of Mexico HIST 19
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Mexican culture.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Mexican History
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
History of Modern Art AHIS 6
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their socio-political and cultural context.
  • Know the various aesthetic criteria by which Modern and Post-Modern art has been evaluated and discuss them in their cultural context.
  • Apply the proper artistic vocabulary in order to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze the influence of photography on the emergence of Modern art.
  • Analyze the two basic movements in Modern art (abstraction and expressionism) and demonstrate an ability to apply this knowledge to various artists/artwork and cultural trends from the Early Modern period through WWII.
  • Analyze works of art in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
  • Summarize and evaluate the strength of various hypotheses presented in scholarly writings on Western art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge into a written format, striving for clarity of expression,
  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of some of the various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Modern and Post-Modern art.
History of Modern Art - Honors AHIS 6H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
History of Native Americans HIST 44
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Native American History
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions--religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Native American culture.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
History of Photography PHOT 15 (VOC)
  • Students will recognize at least two major technological events leading to the invention of the first photographic process.
  • The student will recognize the major inventors of the first photographic processes; i.e. Daguerreotype, Calotype, Collodion etc.
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to define the major photographic movements from the early 1800's to mid 1900's.
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to discuss the social impact photography had in the first decades of its introduction.
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to analyze the various historical styles within the early photo art movements
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to contrast early art photography and commercial photography
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to identify the major inventors contributing at the inception of photographic processes.
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to describe the major early photographic processes.
History of Precolumbian Art AHIS 12
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of Precolumbian Art - Honors AHIS 12H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of the African American HIST 30
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time as those changes effect African Americans within the political/constitutional process.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in the role and place of African Americans in American History.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
History of the African American HIST 31
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time as those changes effect African Americans within the political/constitutional process.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in the role and place of African Americans in American History.
History of the Mexican American HIST 40
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History effecting Mexican Americans
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions--religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Mexican American culture.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
History of the United States HIST 8
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time.
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of the United States HIST 7
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time
History of the United States - Honors HIST 8H
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time.
History of the United States - Honors HIST 7H
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History
History of Theatre Arts THTR 10
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will know the social and political conditions that led to the Golden Era of theater.
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will be able to explain how the theater reflects its surrounding culture.
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will know the social and political conditions that led to the Golden Era of theater.
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will be able to explain how the theater reflects its surrounding culture.
  • Students will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.  
  • Analyze the process whereby Western theatrical arts developed through theory, architecture, and dramaturgy.
  • Synthesize relationships between the theatrical arts and the contemporary concerns of each period.
  • Analyze processes by which modern dramaturgy has developed.
  • Read and analyze representative examples of major Western dramaturgy.
  • Synthesize the specific form of dramatic literature to the theatrical concerns of its epoch.
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic AHIS 4
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Describe the role of magic and ritual in prehistoric art.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their cultural contexts.
  • Recognize iconographic themes and discuss them in their cultural contexts.
  • Recognize benefits and drawbacks of various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Western art.
  • Use proper artistic vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze religious iconography in the arts of the Middle Ages and relate it to written sources from the period.
  • Analyze the art and architecture of the Ancient, Classical or Medieval periods in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge about Ancient, Classical, or Medieval art and architecture into a written format, striving for clarity of expression, organization and relevance of arguments.
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors AHIS 4H
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements ande differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern AHIS 5
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
  • Identify the connection between the cultural movements of the Renaissance and the emergence of a naturalistic, idealized and humanized artistic style.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their cultural context in the periods addressed.
  • Recognize benefits and drawbacks of various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Western art.
  • Recognize iconographic themes and discuss them in their cultural contexts.
  • Utilize proper artistic vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze and synthesize the basic goals of Modern art and explain how it differs in content and style from artistic styles that preceded it.
  • Analyze art in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
  • Summarize and evaluate the strength of various hypotheses presented in scholarly writings on Western art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge into a written format, striving for clarity of expression, organization and relevance of arguments.
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors AHIS 5H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of Women and Gender in Art AHIS 3
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors AHIS 3H
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
History of World Civilization HIST 4
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in World History.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of World cultures.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
History of World Civilization HIST 3
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in World History
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of World cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
History of World Civilization - Honors HIST 3H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of World cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in World History
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
History of World Civilization - Honors HIST 4H
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in World History
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of World cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
  • Students completing an assignment in Ara C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History on African, Oceanic, and Native American Art AHIS 11
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
Human Geography GEOG 2
  • Describe the tools and theories used in geographic research.
  • Evaluate the relationship of humans and the environment.
  • Analyze the spatial variation of humans and their activities around the world.
  • Describe the scope of the discipline of geography and the tools used by geographers to study human processes on the earth.
  • Analyze the spatial expression and cultural impacts of contemporary globalization.
  • Describe the distribution of humans globally and explain the tools used by geographers to evaluate human population change.
  • Synthesize theories of human migration to explain historical and contemporary patterns of human mobility.
  • Explain spatial variation of and describe patterns of cultural and social expression including language, religion, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, political processes, urbanization, development, agriculture, manufacturing and service economies.
  • Describe human impacts on the environment including impacts of the use of renewable and non-renewable energy resources.
Human Geography - Honors GEOG 2H
  • Analyze the spatial variation of humans and their activities around the world.
  • Evaluate the relationship between humans and the environment.
  • Describe the tools and theories used in geographic research.
  • Describe the scope of the discipline of geography and the tools used by geographers to study human processes on the earth.
  • Analyze the spatial expression and cultural impacts of contemporary globalization.
  • Describe the distribution of humans globally and explain the tools used by geographers to evaluate human population change.
  • Synthesize theories of human migration to explain historical and contemporary patterns of human mobility.
  • Explain spatial variation of and describe patterns of cultural and social expression including language, religion, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, political processes, urbanization, development, agriculture, manufacturing and service economies.
  • Describe human impacts on the environment including impacts of the use of renewable and non-renewable energy resources.
Intermediate Chinese CHIN 3
  • Students will be able to recall of different aspects of verbs
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be acquainted with basic facts about the Chinese culture as taught in a intermediate level class.
  • Students will be able to recognize Chinese characters, words and comprehend the reading materials through the application of grammatical patterns they acquired.
  • The students will comprehend the target language.
Intermediate French FRCH 3
  • Students will be able to evaluate the cultures of several francophone countries as taught in an intermediate level course.
  • Students will be able to write (using somewhat creative language) about present, future, past and hypothetical events.
  • Students will be able to talk about past, present or future events in their own and other people's lives.
  • Students will be able to understand intermediate level written texts.
  • Students will be able to understand and apply most intermediate level structural concepts and rules.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the French culture.
  • Students will present sketches in class using the vocabulary and grammar as presented in context.
  • Students will find the vocabulary words from a reading as it is presented in context.
Intermediate German GERM 3
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Future Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will be able to identify key elements of the German culture.
  • Students will read a text related to one of the topics from chapters 9-12 in Treffpunkt Deutsch.
  • Students will read a text related to the topics from chapter 11 in Treffpunkt Deutsch
  • Students will present sketches in which they demonstrate their oral proficiency in grammar and understanding of German culture.
Intermediate Italian ITAL 3
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Future Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about Italian culture.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to read a text on a familiar topic fluently.
  • Students will be able to compose a three paragraph essay in which they independently use the present subjunctive correctly
Intermediate Japanese JAPN 3
  • Students will be able to recall the short forms of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will present sketches in class using the vocabulary and grammar as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to answer questions about the Japanese culture.
  • Japanese 3 students will demonstrate their comprehension of a paragraph containing Japanese 2 vocabulary and grammar at a intermediate level (See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines)
  • Students will demonstrate writing ability by composing simple sentences related to everyday topics, based on the vocabularies and sentence structures they have learned.
Intermediate Spanish SPAN 3
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Subjunctive Mode/Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, la Republica Dominicana and El Salvador.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of various cultural aspects in several Hispanic countries. These countries will include Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, República Dominicana, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
  • In an embedded quiz, 80% of students will have at least 80% correct answers, which reflect their understanding of the reading.
  • Students will demonstrate correct usage of the present indicative versus present subjunctive.
Latino Politics in the United States POLI 25
  • Students will be able to identify significant changes that have occurred over the past two decades in representation by latinos in American government and politics.
  • Students will be able to identify similarities and differences in public opinion held by different Latino communities such as Mexican-Americans and Cuban-Americans.
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
Principles of Cultural Anthropology ANTH 5
  • Students will be able to recognize the immense scope of the multi-faceted discipline of anthropology and explain the relationships between its basic areas of inquiry: physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and archaeology.
  • Students will be able to assess the historical development of anthropology as a Western academic discipline, giving particular attention to the significant contributions and perspectives of women, minority and non-Western cultural anthropologists.
  • Students will be able to examine the basic conceptual framework which structures the anthropological study of humanity, identifying the crucial distinctions between ethnocentrism and the practice of cultural relativism.
  • Students will be able to analyze the key methodological practices of cultural anthropology, with its major focus on pursuing ethnographic research through fieldwork.
  • Students will be able to relate how the processes in any cultural system operate by analyzing the integrated, synergistic nature of all such systems.
  • Students will be able to recognize the diversity of human cultures by contrasting comparative ethnographic information from a significant variety of world societies.
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate the dynamics of culture change (both voluntary and involuntary), and apply this knowledge to understanding the complexities of culturally heterogeneous societies.
  • Students will be able to analyze how anthropological knowledge and insights can be applied to current societal issues, and then be extrapolated to an analytic evaluation of humanity's future.
Rock Music History and Appreciation MUS 15
  • Students who complete MUS15 will be able to identify the rock style of each of three pieces of music when one minute from each piece is played in class during the final exam.
  • Students who complete MUS 15 will be able to identify the solo or featured musical instrument when one minute of each of two recordings including those instruments are played in class during the final exam.
  • Students will be able to analyze whether folk music is a medium that is at its best when being expressed through challenging periods (like the '60s) or whether it is music for all time.
  • Understand and identify the African and European influences that came together to establish Rockabilly.
  • Identify important writers and producers of rock music.
  • Define the musical characteristics such as form and instrumentation of various different rock styles.
  • Identify various people important in the creation of rock music and the musical instruments they play(ed).
  • Synthesize the different musical genres that came together to create rock music, including blues and country, and discuss the continuing influences of those styles on current music.
  • Evaluate the sociological trends as reflected in musical styles and song lyrics.
The Native American ANTH 30
  • Students will be able to evaluate theories of origins and genetic relationships of prehistoric Native American populations with Asian populations.
  • Students will be able to describe adaptive measures related to ecological influences in each culture area.
  • Students will be able to compare unique qualities of culture areas and determine common traits.
  • Students will be able to describe Native American contributions to the world in sciences and arts.
  • Students will be able to identify special problems faced today by Native Americans.
  • Students will be able to identify Native American locations on a map.
  • Students will be able to name and describe theories of origin for indigenous peoples of the America, and list specific facts that support the theories.
Understanding the Visual Arts AHIS 1
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Women in American History - Beyond the Stereotypes HIST 36
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time effecting the status, positions, and/or role of women.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History pertaining to women.
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American history pertaining to women
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
World Literature LIT 11B
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
World Literature LIT 11A
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students will analyze major themes and concerns in world literature before 1750.
  • Students completing an assignment is Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
World Music MUS 14A
  • Students who complete MUS 14A will be able to identify the ethnic culture that produced each of three pieces of music when one minute from each piece is played in class during the final exam.
  • Students who complete MUS14A will be able to identify the ethnological classification (chordophone, aerophone, idiophone, or membranophone) of each of two musical musical instruments when recordings of each are played in class during the final exam.
World Regional Geography GEOG 5
  • Evaluate the geographic situation, problems and prospects for each world region.
  • Explain the geographic tools used in regional analysis.
  • Analyze the spatial variation of human activities and physical processes in distinctive world regions.
  • Define the concept of region in geographic analysis.
  • Identify the location of the world’s countries, major urban centers, bodies of water, and other landform features.
  • Explain patterns of physical processes in distinctive world regions including climate and landform evolution.
  • Explain patterns of human processes in distinctive world regions including demographics, migration, language, religion, ethnicity, political processes, development and economic activities.
  • Describe the physical, social, economic, political and cultural relationships between distinctive world regions.
  • Evaluate the primary causes of deforestation in Southeast Asia.
  • Analyze the impacts of colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Analyze the relationship between social, political and/or economic institutions and human behavior.