HIST-112 American History Since 1877
After completion of this course, students will be able to describe the major political, diplomatic, economic, and social developments in American history from the end of the Reconstruction period to the present. In particular, students will study: the rise of industrial capitalism; the end of the frontier and the wars with the Native Americans; immigration; urbanization; the changing role of the family; the history of women; the history of African Americans; the political party system; the Populist, Progressive, and New Deal reforms; the impact of the New Deal on current domestic politics; and the impact of World War II and the Cold War on American Foreign Policy.
Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121
3 hours weekly
1. Explain why the United States emerged as a leading industrial nation from 1877-1920.
2. Examine primary sources as evidence to understand one’s own and various worldviews,
values, and perspectives about American emergence as world power in the 20th Century.
3. Analyze the interconnectedness of modern global historical events and issues within and
across cultures in context of American diplomacy, military action, culture impact, and
economic presence on the world stage.
4. Communicate major political, economic, and intellectual movements and events in the 19th
and 20th centuries within the United States.
5. Describe the emergence of the United State as a global superpower in the 20th century.