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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 24, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 052 Special Topics in US History & Government

5 credits
This contextualized US history course prepares the student to meet the high school equivalency examination and satisfy the US History and Government requirement for the Washington State High School Diploma.

Prerequisites: A minimum of 221 on the CASAS Reading Assessment, and a writing sample.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Organize a timeline of events leading to the development of the United States Government
  • Examine the functions of the three branches of federal government, and how they provide a system of checks and balances for the government as a whole
  • Discuss the significance of three specific Amendments included in the Bill of Rights
  • Analyze an American  historical issue using multiple reliable sources
  • Provide a thorough discussion of the impacts and implications of an historical issue from more than one perspective
  • Demonstrate the following skills of Reading like a Historian: sourcing, contextualization, close reading, and corroboration