Core Humanities at the University of Nevada

Students successfully completing CH 203 at UNR will be able to:

  • Express ideas clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing, using relevant evidence to support their arguments.
  • Read, interpret, and analyze primary source texts with attention to content, historical and cultural context, genre, and language.
  • Analyze authors’ arguments by identifying perspectives, assumptions, strategies, and omissions.
  • Trace the sources and development of American intellectual traditions and cultural institutions, with attention to the diversity of experiences and voices that shaped the nation.
  • Understand how arts, technologies, scientific discoveries, and political ideologies contributed to Americans’ sense of themselves and society.
  • Connect the beliefs, values, and actions of past generations of Americans to contemporary conditions in the United States.
  • Explain the historical origins, philosophical foundations, and core principles of the United States and Nevada Constitutions.
Student Learning Outcomes