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Fall 2019 Edition: Social Sciences

Welcome to the General Education Student Newsletter

In each issue, we are excited to bring you content from various general education disciplines so that you can keep up with the latest events and newest resources. Each issue will feature an in-depth spotlight on a general education topic as well as brief pieces for the What's New? and Did You Know? columns. Be sure to check out all of the great information in each issue!

Newly Revised Social Sciences Course

AMH 2030 - United States History: 1900-Present

 

The 1900s to the present is such an engaging period to study. You will learn about the dynamic growth of industrialization, the explosion of new inventions, and how this growth impacted society. You will analyze the worst economic downturn in the history of our Country and appreciate the importance of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's words when he helped the Nation understand that, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." You will understand how our Nation endured World War I, World War II, the Cold War and managed to survive an unpopular war in Vietnam. You will learn about the Age of Camelot, hippies, and break-in at the Watergate Hotel that led to the resignation of one of our Presidents. You will study inflation, stagnation, and a crisis that involved American citizens being held hostage for 444 days in Iran. Just when we thought we were down, Ronald Reagan reminded us that America is a "shining city upon a hill" and brought a renewed sense of optimism and patriotism to a beleaguered nation. Please enjoy the class.

The new APA Paper Template and companion video are available in the APA Quick Start Tool Kit.

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Summer 2019 Edition: Humanities

Welcome to the General Education Student Newsletter

In each issue, we are excited to bring you content from various general education disciplines so that you can keep up with the latest events and newest resources. Each issue will feature an in-depth spotlight on a general education topic as well as brief pieces for the What's New? and Did You Know? columns. Be sure to check out all of the great information in each issue!

New Humanities Course:

FIL2000 - Film Appreciaton

A new humanities course will be available to Rasmussen students beginning in the Fall, 2019 quarter: FILM APPRECIATION.  This course will explore the history of film and the art filmmaking.  Students enrolled in this course will study the different forms, techniques, and styles of film and will learn a critical approach to film and the motion picture industry.  Students will critique films and filmmaking through various approaches and assessments that demonstrate analysis, interpretation, and evaluation skills as well as fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of film as an art form.

New Instructional Video Series

Two new instructional video series are now available!  Each series is composed of three-minute videos providing visual demonstrations of how to use library and learning resources efficiently and effectively.  Check these out here:

Did you know that you can meet with a Rasmussen College librarian for research help?

Library Live Chat

Are you not sure where to find academic articles for your research project?  Are you losing points on your APA references and citations?  Get immediate help with these and other questions through the Library's Live Chat service.  The services is offered Monday through Thursday from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm (Central), and Sunday evenings from 4:00-8:00 pm (Central).

Research Appointments

Get personalized assistance with your research project by scheduling a Research Appointment with a Rasmussen College librarian.  Appointments are offered throughout the week and last from 20 to 30 minutes.  Sessions are recorded so that you can go back and review the information shared.  Students find this service particularly helpful to learn how to use the Online Library effectively in addition to getting tips on focusing a research topic and best databases to use to find articles and information.  Consider scheduling a research appointment for your next research project.

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Spring 2019 Edition: Mathematics

Welcome to the General Education Student Newsletter

In each issue, we are excited to bring you content from various general education disciplines so that you can keep up with the latest events and newest resources. Each issue will feature an in-depth spotlight on a general education topic as well as brief pieces for the What's New? and Did You Know? columns. Be sure to check out all of the great information in each issue!

HippoCampus contains videos, simulations, math games, and other resources that you may find helpful when learning new math concepts.

Access videos and other resources from:

  • Khan Academy
  • NROC Collection
  • PhET Collection

Discover learning tools for arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, calculus, and statistics in this database.  Check it out!

The video streaming database, Films on Demand, is now available and can be accessed in the Database A-Z list.  This video collection includes:

  • Content from over 800 producers including PBS, TED, ABC News, and covers a wide range of topics from health sciences to literature.
  • All content is available for use in courses with one subscription -- no annual license fees!
  • Videos include searchable transcripts making access to relevant video content easy and efficient.
  • Long videos have been broken into segments making easier to find the content you are most interested in.
  • Individual accounts can be created to save favorites and create playlists.

A companion collection, Films on Demand Archival Films and Newsreels, is also available. 

Take a moment to explore these two new video resources!

Link to valuable information and resource to help you better understand statisitics in the Inferential Statistics Course Guide. You can:

Check out this valuable resource!!

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Past Issues

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