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

HIST 320 - America and the World - 1750 to Present

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

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite:  HIST 100  or HIST 105  or HIST 110  or HIST 125  or HIST 130  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

America and the World 1750 to the Present - This course will study and analyze the developing and ever-changing political, economic, and cultural relationship that the United States has shared with the world from its colonial origins, through its rise as a global power to the present day.  This course will not only focus on the history of the United States’ relations with other countries, but will also study the political, economic, and cultural interaction between the United States and the peoples of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America during this time. The continuous impact of global actors and other world civilizations on the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world will also be examined and assessed in great detail.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Knowledge of a basic narrative of the history of United States foreign relations:political, economic, diplomatic and cultural.
  2. Knowledge of the history, ideas, critical issues relating to the history of United States foreign relations. 
  3. Knowledge of the United States’ evolving relationship with the rest of the world.
  4. Understanding of the significant political, economic, and cultural issues and factors that influenced the United States and its relations with the peoples and nations of the world.
  5. Demonstrate the skills required to succeed in a history course: the ability to conduct primary research, marshal and evaluate evidence, differentiate sources, write a formal history essay, and think critically.