BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Character of America

Documents and Symbols

USA 041

Paper Course

$ 56.00

Instructor: Axel Donizetti Ramirez PhD
Credits: 0.50

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This course discusses some of the documents and symbols that contribute to the character of America, including the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the flag, and national monuments. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final exam. This is the first course in a two-part Character of America series (USA 041 and USA 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other.

Course Content:

1. The Constitution
2. The Bill of Rights
3. The Legislative and Judicial Branches
4. The American Dream
5. Anthems of America
6. American Music
7. National Monuments
8. National Holidays
9. The Flag
10. Citizenship
11. Portfolio Submission

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.