Hist 3721: Studies in 20th Century Europe (1900-1945)

Course-level Outcomes

1. Describe the basic chronology of European history 1900-1945, and identify the key social, political, and cultural “turning points” of the period

2. Discuss the major changes in European culture, politics, and society from 1900 to 1945

3. Explain the causes and consequences of important events in that period, including World War I, the rise of fascism and communism, World War II, and the Holocaust

4. Analyze and evaluate the significance of these events using historiographical debates covered in the course

5. Analyze and interpret a variety of historical sources, including photographs, diaries, political manifestos, propaganda posters and films, newspaper articles, and legal documents;

6. Identify, research, and report on a topic specific to 1900-1945 European history.

Hist 3721 Learning Taxonomy Graph

Learning Activities and Assessments

21st Century Skills Active Learning Score
HIST 3721 Taxonomy Chart

 

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

 

Communication

 

Global Awareness

 

Media Literacy

 

ICT Literacy

17

 

 

Learning Activities and Assessments Individual/ Group % Grade CO PLC CLA Core Career Competencies CCAPS T-Skills RATE
Forums (10)  Individual 10%

CO2

CO3

 

Analytical and Critical Thinking

Oral and Written Communication

Engaging Diversity

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Badge

Communication badge

Global Awareness badge

 
Quizzes Individual 10%       Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Badge  
Tiki-Toki Timeline Individual 14%

CO1

CO3

CO4

 

 

Oral and Written Communication

Digital Literacy

Communication badge

ICT Literacy badge

 
Primary Source Video Project Individual 30%

CO3

CO4

CO5

 

Innovation and Creativity

Analytical and Critical Thinking

Oral and Written Communication

Engaging Diversity

Digital Literacy

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Badge

Communication badge

Global Awareness badge

Media Literacy badge

ICT Literacy badge

Global Awareness badge

 
Final Research Paper Individual 35%

CO1

CO5

 

Oral and Written Communication

Digital Literacy

ICT Literacy badge

Communication badge

 

HIST 3721 is an undergraduate-level history course in which learners study European history from the turn of the Century to the End of WWII. Learners engage in scaffolded inquiry throughout the course, culminating in a digital story on a primary source topic.

The digital storytelling assignment provides learners with the opportunity for a sustained investigation into a topic that

  • requires independent research,
  • requires self-regulation by the learner,
  • fosters media and ICT literacy in the process,
  • and that creates a polished product.

Together, this assessment not only creates an engaging learning opportunity but additionally fosters multiple life and career skills.