Students will demonstrate:
To satisfy this SUNY-GER category, students must take either
A. Kinds of courses that are approvable for category (i):
One half of the typical year-long survey of U.S. history.
Introductions to American Government that document significant attention to historical context.
American History courses with a somewhat narrower chronological focus that nevertheless provide enough historical context to cover a narrative equivalent to one semester of the U.S. History survey. Courses in 20 th century U.S. history, e.g., have been approved when it has been documented that there is significant coverage of the 19 th century context.
Special theme courses that have as an explicit component the coverage of the basic narrative equivalent to one semester of the U.S. History survey. Examples of such courses are UGC 211 American Pluralism (Buffalo), and GEA 2000 American History, Society, and the Arts (Purchase). Both of these examples document the breadth of coverage of U.S. history by the use of a U.S. history textbook among the readings for the course.
B. Kinds of courses that are approvable for category (ii):
Virtually any American History course.
Courses on American society and culture that adopt an ostensibly historical perspective and address in a significant way the 2 nd and 3 rd Task Force learning outcomes. These include, e.g., courses on the sociology of American institutions and/or minority groups.
Courses that focus narrowly on literature, philosophy, the arts, vel sim., would not normally be deemed to provide the breadth of coverage of U.S. history intended by the Board Resolution.
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