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Liberal Studies

for the 21st Century

History Liberal Studies Design

Course Goals and Expectations

Liberal Studies History courses help students become critical analysts of theories and evidence about historical events and forces.

Student Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, student will demonstrate the ability to;

  1. Discuss the role of historical factors in contemporary problems or personal experiences.
  2. Analyze claims about historical phenomena.
  • History courses should emphasize engagement with primary sources and provide space in the course to teach students how to analyze them.
  • Short writing assignments (with feedback) that allow students to engage in close readings of primary sources and careful critiques of secondary arguments are encouraged.

This course has been approved to meet FSU’s Liberal Studies History requirements and helps you become a critical analyst of theories and evidence about historical events and forces.

By the end of this course, students will:

  1. Discuss the role of historical factors in contemporary problems or personal experiences.
  2. Analyze claims about historical phenomena.

These items may be included in an appendix to the syllabus if they are not clearly incorporated into the course syllabus.

  • A sample assignment or two (and associated grading criteria) that illustrates how students will be assessed on their achievement of the student learning objectives.

Note: All syllabi are also required to include the syllabus language statements approved by the FSU Faculty Senate, available at http://facsenate.fsu.edu/Curriculum/Syllabus-Language


Liberal Studies for the 21st Century is located in room A3500 on the third floor of University Center A in the stadium

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