HST 201 - U.S. History: Colonial & Revolutionary This course provides an overview of the United States from pre-Columbian North American and European antecedents to colonization, Colonial America, Revolutionary America; development of U.S. government, economy, and society to 1840. Course Outcomes: Articulate an understanding of key historical events from pre-Columbian North America and European antecedents to colonization, the development of slavery, Native American history, Colonial America, Revolutionary America and the development of U.S. government, economy, and society to 1840. Identify and investigate historical theses, evaluate information and its sources, and use appropriate reasoning to construct evidence-based arguments on historical issues. Construct an historical argument integrating both primary documents and secondary sources.
MUS 108 - Music Cultures of the World This course is a survey of the world's music with attention to musical styles and cultural contexts. Included are the musical and cultural histories of Ociania, Indonesia, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Course Outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of diverse peoples, cultural communities, and traditions while reflecting upon and challenging individual and societal ethnocentrism. Describe and discuss music using appropriate terminology relevant for the field of ethnomusicology. Analyze and identify music from a global intercultural perspective using analytical and critical listening skills. Explain artistic, social, historical, and cultural contexts of world music.
The Introduction to Distance Education course provides five self-paced, online, open-access modules on key topics related to successfully navigating an online learning environment. Included are tutorials on the use of Blackboard (a learning management system); time and resource management when learning online; what to expect in accommodation support and collaboration within an online community; and using online technology tools. Introduction to Distance Education will also address motivation and extending students’ online presence to support their coursework.