Oct 17, 2018  
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog 
    
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ANT 210 - Native Peoples of North America


3 Credit Hours

This course will examine theories regarding the origin of the native peoples of the United States, Canada, and Mexico (commonly called “Indians”) and compare and contrast the various cultural adaptations these populations have made to their changing social and physical environments from prehistoric times to the present. A final emphasis will focus on contemporary problems facing them and possible solutions to these problems.

Prerequisite(s): COM 121  or COM 122  

Semesters Offered: Every other Fall alternate with ANT 220

RATIONALE OF COURSE

 

COURSE COMPETENCIES

A.     COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Graduates should be able to communicate effectively in a variety of modes, within a variety of settings, and for a variety of purposes. This involves mastery of college-level reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills as well as effective interpersonal skills.
A-1     Demonstrate reading skills
A-2    Demonstrate writing skills
A-3    Demonstrate verbal and non-verbal communication skills
A-4    Demonstrate listening skills
A-5    Demonstrate interpersonal skills
A-6    Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with individuals and groups
A-7    Demonstrate presentation skills

B.    AWARENESS AND SENSITIVITY SKILLS
Graduates should be able to analyze the diverse aspects of cultural heritage, including those artistic, historical, economic, political, social, scientific, and technological developments that help shape present societies and the impact of this heritage on the environment. They should be able to identify their personal values, recognize ethical choices, and analyze the implications of personal decisions. Graduates should be able to demonstrate personal growth and an awareness of cultural diversity.
B-1     Identify personal values
B-2    Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity for cultural heritage, cultural diversity and diverse viewpoints
B-3    Evaluate the ways in which the arts, history, economics, politics, social institutions, sciences, and technologies shape societies and impact the environment
B-4    Recognize ethical choices
B-5    Recognize the social and environmental consequences of personal decisions

C.    CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Drawing from the knowledge of appropriate disciplines, graduates should be able to evaluate the validity of ideas through critical thinking, which employs the skills of reasoning, logic, and creativity. Using these skills, graduates should be able to present convincing arguments.
C-1     Analyze theoretical questions
C-2    Employ reasoning, logic, and creativity
C-3    Present a convincing argument

 
D.    PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
Using critical thinking skills, graduates should be able to solve problems. This process requires assessing information; identifying problems; generating, evaluating, and selecting possible solutions as well as preparing and evaluating implementation plans.
D-1    Assess available information
D-2    Identify a problem
D-3    Generate alternative solutions
D-4    Evaluate alternative solutions
D-5    Select a solution
D-6    Prepare a plan for implementation
D-7    Evaluate implementation plan

E.    STUDY SKILLS
Graduates should be able to employ effective study skills in order to meet assessment criteria. This process includes the ability to follow directions, implement various reading strategies, and identify and organize critical information for future recall. In addition, graduates should be able to demonstrate self-directed learning.
E- I    Demonstrate an ability to follow directions
E-2    Demonstrate an ability to capture critical information for future recall
E-3    Employ various reading strategies to interpret and evaluate written materials
E-4    Demonstrate an ability to prepare for and meet assessment criteria
E-5    Demonstrate self-direction in learning

F.    MATHEMATICS SKILLS
Graduates should be able to apply the skills of qualitative reasoning. Quantitative reasoning, symbolic reasoning, and computation to evaluate and solve mathematical problems systematically.
F-1     Interpret symbols
F-2    Assess qualitatively
F-3    Assess quantitatively
F-4    Interpret diagrams and graphs

G.    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
Graduates should be able to demonstrate the ability to create, save, retrieve, modify, and analyze data using computer-based technology. They should be able to use word processing software as well as software appropriate to their program of study. In addition, graduates should be able to access information via the Internet and other digital sources.
G-1    Use word processing software
G-2    Access information via the Internet and other digital sources

H.    INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS
Graduates should be able to access, evaluate, organize, and use information ethically and legally using a variety of credible sources and demonstrate appropriate methods of research. In addition, they should be able to interpret and evaluate findings and draw conclusions.
H-1    Access and evaluate information from a variety of credible sources including those found in a library
H-2    Access and use information ethically and legally
H-3    Employ appropriate methods of research including the scientific method
H-4    Interpret and evaluate findings and draw conclusions



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