2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 295 - Special Topics in History

Credits: 1-3
Study of a selected issue or topic of significance in history. The particular topic will vary, however, the intent of the study will be to develop an awareness of and appreciation for the complex forces which have shaped the modern world. Material for the study will be drawn from a wide variety of sources and may be interdisciplinary in nature.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the contours of the historical period or subject covered by the course.
  2. Understand history in general, and the interplay of the world, national, and/or local events in shaping the world in which we live.
  3. Students should better appreciate their role in politics and society, and their obligations as a citizen.
  4. Students should be better prepared for more advanced classes at the College of Southern Nevada and/or elsewhere.
  5. The abilities of students in critical thinking should be enhanced.
  6. The oral and/or written communications skills of students should be improved.
  7. The ability of students to do research and find information on historical and current events should be expanded and enhanced.
  8. Students should understand that history is made up of facts AND interpretations, actions AND ideas, not simply a series of names and dates.

Prerequisite: Department Chair approval
May Be Repeated: The course up to a total of six credits, with the permission of the Department Chair

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