HIST 218

The Family and the Law in American History

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

The interaction of families with law and government as illustrated in original American sources; individual family histories reconstructed in the broader perspective of history.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Research Methodology

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify and solve basic historical and genealogical problems in the United States through primary and secondary source research, using library, archival and technological resources

Title

Incorporate Historical Background

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to recognize and incorporate the historical background of the time and place in their  genealogical research

Title

Evidentiary Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to utilize a significant range of skills and abilities in critical genealogical evidentiary analysis and be able to distinguish that from historical analysis

Title

Knowledge of Sources

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate content knowledge of primary historical sources for the United States

Title

Effective Communication

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to produce genealogical research reports and narrative family histories and compiled lineages that are clear, precise and well-written;

Title

Apply Research Skills

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply research skills learned to the search for their own ancestors and to assist others in their searches in the United States;

Title

Using Genealogical Technology

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to explain the roles of New.FamilySearch.org and other FamilySearch.org programs, integrating in the process the academic knowledge from this course with a testimony of the current direction of family history in the Chiurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.