HIST-252: History of Spain

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HIST-252 History of Spain

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): ENG-101

Co-requisites (if any): ENG-101

Course Description in college catalog:

A study of the historical development of the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal) from the time of the Visigothic invasions to the end of the Habsburg dynasty. The course examines the political, military, social, economic, and cultural events that shaped the character of Spanish institutions. The historical development of Spain will be examined within the larger context of European and World history.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Students will critically evaluate historical evidence related to the history of the Iberian Peninsula

a. Differentiate between primary and secondary historical source material.

b. Identify how historical moments shape perspectives.

2. Students will identify and explain the cause and effect relationships between the major events in the history of the Iberian Peninsula

a. Define difference between cause and effect.

b. Identify relationships between specific historical causes and effects.

3. Students will identify and evaluate the major social, cultural, political, and economic causes and effects of major developments and trends in the history of the Iberian Peninsula a. Define difference between different kinds of change in society.

b. Provide examples of both change and continuity over time in social, political, economic, and cultural history and its relationship to the history of the Mediterranean

c. Evaluate different significance of different types of change.

Program-specific outcomes

In any history course, students will learn to critically evaluate historical information (distinguish between primary and secondary sources; cause and effect; identify biases in historical sources); and demonstrate an understanding of the methodology in retrieving historical information.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Exams

Research paper

Quizzes

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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