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HIST 232 - The United States Since 1865
Course Code:
HIST 232


Calendar Description:
A continuation of History 231; traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from 1865 to the present.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 45

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

First year history, or consent of the instructor

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Week 1: Reconstruction, 1865-1877
Week 2: Western Expansion, 1865-1900
Industrial America, 1870- 1900
Week 3: Politics and Government, 1877-1900
Week 4: Imperial America, 1890-1917
Week 5: Progressivism, 1900-1917
Week 6: The United States and World War I
Week 7: Toward a Modern America: The U.S in the 1920s
Week 8: The Great Depression and the New Deal
Week 9: The United States and World War II
Week 10: The Cold War
Week 11: The Confident Years, 1953-1963
Week 12: Shaken to the Roots, 1965-1980
Week 13: The Reagan Revolution
Week 14: Review

Learning Outcomes:
-to provide students with an introduction to the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the United States.
- to provide students with an introduction to some of the key issues in American historiography and the different historical interpretations of these issues.

-define Reconstruction and explain how the "New South"
developed in terms of race, economy and society
-describe the growth of industry and immigration
-explain the "Old West" and describe the subjugation of
American Indians
-describe reforms, politics and government during the
"Gilded Age"
-describe the US involvement in the Great War
-describe the origins and development of the Great
-explain the US involvement in the WWII and the Cold
War and its consequences
-explain the protest movements, such as Civil Rights
Movement, student protests, and feminism
-describe the growth of a modern United States

voice individual opinions regarding historical
interpretations in language that respect differing point of

Evaluate arguments put forward by historians, weighing
the evidence they present and making judgements about
the strength of their arguments.
Demonstrate how knowledge in history establishes a
context for the present and aids an understanding of
accomplishments, failures, and tensions of the present
Conduct academic research, and present findings in
effective academic language.

skills in accessing documents and uploading finished
assignments using the D2L

Grading System:

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 25 %
Midterm Exam: 20 %
Assignments: 35 %
Project: 5 %
Participation: 15 %

Number of Assignments:

Nature of Participation:
Discussions on D2L, and class participation

Writing Assignments:
one thesis proposal, one term essay

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Other Programs:
Associate of Arts Diploma - Fine Arts,
Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Arts Degree - Criminology Specialization, Academic Elementary Education, Academic Social Sciences
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