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TRANS 063 - Adult High School Completion - Social Studies

5 credits

Appropriate CASAS Placement Scores; HS21+ Assessment Completed.

This course will enhance a student’s reading, writing, listening and employability skills by focusing on learning about key figures and events in US and Washington State history and their longstanding context in issues in the modern state and global world. An understanding of the US government structure and research into current world problems will also be included. Course materials are provided in an online learning environment. This course is intended for a student with a high school completion (GED or HS21+) or English Language Acquisition (ELA) goal to move forward on a pathway to further education or employability.

Course Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • Demonstrate subject comprehension and vocabulary development
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the foundational principles of the US government
    • Demonstrate an understanding of civil rights and public policy
    • Be able to identify key events and people in US and Washington State history and demonstrate knowledge of the relevance of their impact from a historical perspective
  • Demonstrate skills in reading, reasoning, and communication
    • Be able to compare/contrast social and government issues with historical concepts
    • Use critical thinking skills to evaluate the credibility of an author in historical and contemporary political discourse
    • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to diversity and commonality among cultures, multiplicity of perspectives, ethical behaviors, and health and wellness issues
    • Be able to compare and contrast or analyze relationships of ideas or events related to political, historical, or societal contexts
    • Use evidence from historical events, documents and enduring concepts to support personal observations and thesis
    • Present ideas and information effectively

This course does not meet any degree requirements.

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