HIST 112 United States History II

This course examines important changes between 1865 and the present.  An emphasis will be placed on tracing the development of the American political system, economic institutions, and the U.S. culture during the Guilded Age, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, the World Wars, and the Cold War.

Credits

3 Credits

General Education Competency

GEM Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

HIST 112United States History II

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I. General Information

Department

Social Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course examines important changes between 1865 and the present.  An emphasis will be placed on tracing the development of the American political system, economic institutions, and the U.S. culture during the Guilded Age, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, the World Wars, and the Cold War.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Identify and write about the central themes in the Gilded Age. Identify and write about the primary causes and consequences of the Progressive Movement. Identify and write about the origins and nature of U.S. Imperialism. Identify and write about the central themes of the inter-war period. Identify and write about the causes and consequences of the World War II.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Text, readings, lectures

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Four analytical papers Class attendance and participation

Required Text

Tindall, AmericaGuarneri, America Compared

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Four analytical papers Class attendance and participation