Course Redesign

In 2015, the authors worked in a group of 29 historians from the California State University (CSU) system as part of the CSU Course Redesign with Technology program. Chris Endy and Carol Srole at Cal State LA developed backwards course redesign worksheets for our cohort of historians. These worksheets encourage faculty to start their course design by setting aside specific history content and focusing instead on broader learning goals. Worksheet 1 provides faculty with a series of broad questions to guide course design, based on identifying key historical questions, and the skills students will need to develop to meet these goals. Worksheet 2 provides a more detailed planning template.

Backwards Course Design Worksheet 1

Backwards Course Design Worksheet 2