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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.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

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.