Course Summary
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12 -- 15 weeks (62 hours)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 American History


The course objective is to cover a broad survey of American history from 1865 through the New Millennium.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to analyze the conquest and exploitation of the West
  • Label significant American historical events on a timeline
  • Examine the social, political, and economic changes in late nineteenth century United States
  • Examine the foreign policy of the T. Roosevelt presidency
  • Analyze the Age of Progressivism
  • Examine America's role in World War I
  • Investigate the United States' role in World War II and the beginnings of the Cold War
  • Examine post-World War II culture
  • Analyze the domestic changes and international challenges faced by the United States after the fall of communism in Europe
  • Analyze the role of industrialization on late nineteenth and early twentieth century U.S. society
  • Evaluate the cultural challenges of the 1920s and 1930s
  • Analyze the political, social, and economic issues of the 1970s
  • Examine the Reagan and G.H.W. Bush Administrations' role in American society

General Course Topics:

  • The West: exploiting an empire
  • Industrial society
  • Urban society and political realignments
  • Empire and the Progressive Era
  • From Roosevelt to Wilson in the Age of Progressivism
  • The nation at war
  • Modern America and Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • World War II and the Cold War
  • Affluence and anxiety in the 1960s
  • A crisis in confidence, 1969-1980
  • The Republican Resurgence, 1980-1992
  • The end of the American century
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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