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Special Projects in Interdisciplinary Social Science - The Sixties

SSI 295W

Special Projects in Interdisciplinary Social Science - The Sixties

SSI 295W

Course Description

Perquisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition I course and WRITING LEVEL 2 or permission of instructor. Examines, through an interdisciplinary approach, the literature, film, music and other types of media of 1960s America and explores their interrelationships with history, psychology, sociology and philosophy to discover the causes and effects of the upheaval of the era. Discusses the social movements of the era and the changes in the way democracy has been perceived. Credit may be earned in IHU 295W or SSI 295W but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate the understanding of the historical context of the era.

Objectives:

  • Describe the complexities of the sixties and the interrelatedness of the various focused studies.
  • Discuss the perspectives and historical implications of the era.

Analyze the relationships between the various perspectives of the era.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the various cultural, historical and interdisciplinary perspectives of the era.
  • Relate specific events to the various cultural and historical elements that comprise the era.

Analyze music, literature and art.

Objectives:

  • Discuss various art forms of the period.
  • Critique various art forms as they relate to specific events of the period.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing and access information by a variety of means for written presentations appropriate to the audience and purpose that includes appropriate academic documentation of sources.

Objectives:

  • Evaluate information for relevancy to the planned purpose, reliability and credibility.
  • Categorize and organize the information accessed.
  • Interpret graphical, numerical and statistical data.
  • Interpret litarary, philosophical, political and other ideas.
  • Synthesize information from a variety of sources.

Develop and deliver a formal presentation about the era.

Objectives:

  • Choose an appropriate topic for the assignment such as: current event, social issue, or personal interest.
  • Research a variety of materials and choose effective supporting material for topic.
  • Develop the main points into an effective organizational pattern.
  • Develop an outline for the presentation that includes an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • Develop appropriate visual aids for the presentations.