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HIS 237W - History of Michigan/With Project

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Examining the traditional narrative, as well as the stories of people whose voices have often been left out of history, this course explores accounts of Michigan’s indigenous people and first contact with Europeans through the tumultuous, yet impactful, Civil Rights Era. We will look at the social history of the state with a focus on class, gender, and race. Learn stories of original Michiganians’ first contact with French fur traders, abolitionists assisting enslaved African Americans on the Underground Railroad, women fighting for the vote, workers striking, activists fighting for civil rights…and many more marginalized voices that you might not have heard before.

Prerequisite(s): High School GPA of 2.3 or higher or completion of or concurrent enrollment in any ENG course or a Guided Self-Placement recommendation of ENG 111A  or higher
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities, Social Science
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives  

1.  Identify an effective narrative that analyzes the history of Michigan in response to an analytical question.

   A. Craft well-supported historical narratives, arguments, or reports of research findings in a variety of media.

   B. Select from a range of media best suited to communicating a particular argument, narrative, or set of ideas.

2. Analyze various types of historical sources appropriate to the study of Michigan history.

  A. Describe the differences between primary and secondary sources.

  B. Analyze the perspective and context in which the historical source was created.

  C. Describe the ways in which a given historical source may inform a historical narrative.

3.  Evaluate conflicting historical interpretations within the context of Michigan History.

  A. Identify and describe conflicting historical interpretations.

  B. Analyze the evidence supporting conflicting historical interpretations.

4.  Analyze the ways in which the history of Michigan History informs the current issues of Michigan and its relationship to national culture.

  A. Compare, contrast, and contextualize the political, cultural, and social history of Michigan history and the present.

  B. Evaluate the way in which political, cultural, and social structures have marginalized certain groups throughout Michigan History such as women, people of color, religious minorities, nondominant sexual identities, and others.

5. Analyze global interactions relevant to the traditional narrative of Michigan History.

  A. Describe relevant global interactions taken in the past.

  B. Evaluate the importance of relevant global interactions with Michigan History.

6. Demonstrate a sense of civic responsibility.

  A. Complete a substantial historical/civic engagement project (at least 15 hours of work).

7. Use writing tasks to promote learning

  A. Analyze course content in written form.

  B. Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter.

  C. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.

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