An topical examination of the American South ranging from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement.
Southern Studies 302, as it has been taught for many years, meets the requirements for the Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding rubric. Consequently, we are hopeful to earn the official sanction of the Carolina Core system.
Syllabus is in the justification and there isn't a justification. Quick fix. Also, make sure grading scale is for letter grades only and not letter grades with pass/fail option.
Please see the comments about evaluation and the relationship of the evaluation to the learning outcomes. As a Carolina Core course, the course must be assessed and the instructor(s) of the course should identify student products in the course that address all of the GHS learning outcomes specifically.
I think this is a great GHS course, but I see 3 things I that are missing frmo the Syllabus:
1) In previously-approved syllabi, the weekly breakdown has integrated the assignments, and specifically indicated which of the student achievements (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d) each assignment/test/discussion addresses.
2) I see no specific week where primary and secondary sources are discussed--this is helpful to have blocked out from the start, as I know from experience that it can take quite a long time to get this across to students at the carolina core level, and as this is one of the main achievements that will be looked for during the Core assessment process.
3) A breakdown of Day 1 (Intro to the course) that is specific about what aspects of historical understanding will be addressed that day would also be good. It is something we have typically seen in approved GHS courses.
Apart from these housekeeping matters related to the detail of this proposed syllabus--details that will not necessarily all be included in the syllabus the student eventually sees--I see no objections to SOST 302 meeting the thresholds for inclusion as a GHS course.
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