2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 105 - Modern American History

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course is a chronological survey of American history from the period of Reconstruction to the present. This course examines economic, social, political and cultural institutions as they evolved throughout this period. Topics covered include but are not limited to: Reconstruction; transformation of the west; the Populist and Progressive movements; America’s emergence as a global power; the New Deal; the two world wars; the Cold War; the Civil Rights and Women’s rights movements. This course meets the Universities General Education requirement for American History.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Knowledge of a broad outline of social, cultural and political movements since 1865.
  2. An understanding of America’s changing role in the world and how the rest of the world has perceived the United States over the past 150 years.
  3. An ability to critically weigh historical evidence to make informed arguments about contemporary political, economic and social issues.
  4. An ability to conduct scholarly research, critically think about evidence and write tightly structured, thesis driven papers.