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Course Learning Objectives
Students will be able to define and describe the functions of the United States’ political system and its effects on
the development of the nation since 1877.
Students will be able to recall and classify factors that relate to issues of gender, race, religion, and economic
status in US society since 1877.
Students will be able to identify and explain how the United States interacted with the governments and peoples
of other nations since 1877.
Students will be able to discuss and explain connections between historical events as well as describe historical
changes over time.
Students will be able to compare the experiences of the groups and societies that formed the United States
Students will be able to assess and evaluate the historical role government has played in the development of the
modern United States
Students will be able to draw conclusions about the role of the government in the US from historical examples
and justify their conclusions using factual data and developed argument
Course Requirements
One graded assessment per learning unit 2-12 (11 in total)
The assessment for learning unit 13 is comprehensive (covers the whole course) and will serve as a final
Participation in a weekly “learner engagement” activity. Pre-test and post-test quizzes are also included in this
and make up the participation grade
The instructor will drop the student’s lowest score of the regular learning unit assessment. He will not drop the
score on the final exam (learning unit 13).
The average of the 10 learning unit scores makes up 70% of the course grade. To work out your course grade
based on your learning unit average, calculate the following: Your learning unit average ÷ 100 x 70. For example,
if you’re learning unit average is 82: 82 ÷ 100 = 0.82 x 70 = 57.4.
The final (learning unit 13) makes up 15% of the course grade.
Participation counts for the final 15% of the course grade and each student starts out with 100 points. Learner
engagement activities (including pre-test and post-test) will be assessed as “Met” or “Not Met.” Each “Not Met”
will result in a penalty of 20 points taken from the 100.
Thus the final course grade is the learning unit average (70%) + the final (15%) + the participation score (15%). For
example, the student’s learning unit average of 82 at 70% works out to 57.4 + an 80 on the final (at 15% = 12) +
maximum on participation is 100 (at 15% = 15): 57.4 + 12 + 15 = 84.4 (which is the overall course score).
NOTE: Make sure course objectives are clearly
stated. Once the course is developed, the module
objectives will align with the course objectives.
NOTE: Provide students with the course activities
required to be successful in this course. This section
should include grade distribution, policies and
grading scales.