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

Credits:
3

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:
0000-09-01

Hours:
Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 45


Total Weeks:
15

This course is offered online:
No

Pre-Requisites:
First year history, or consent of the instructor

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
None

Co-Requisites:
None

Rearticulation Submission:
No

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.


Knowledge:
-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
Depression
-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


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


Skills:
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
era.
Conduct academic research, and present findings in
effective academic language.


Technologies:
skills in accessing documents and uploading finished
assignments using the D2L


Grading System:
Letters

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

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


Number of Assignments:
3

Nature of Participation:
Discussions on D2L, and class participation

Writing Assignments:
one thesis proposal, one term essay

Percentage of Individual Work:
100

Course Offered in Other Programs:
Yes

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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