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

HIST 325 - The American Century

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

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100  or ENGL 200 , and HIST 100  or HIST 105  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This upper-level course in United States history will examine the development of the modern American state, beginning with its rise to the status of global power in 1898 and continuing through the 20th Century. This course will cover the various political, economic, diplomatic, cultural, and social developments of the 20th Century, and how these factors combined to make the last one hundred years an “American Century”. Topics to be covered in this course include: the rise of the United States as a world power; the Populist and Progressive movements; the modernization of the American economy; World War I; the Great Depression and the New Deal; World War II; the Cold War; McCarthyism and the red scare; suburbanization and the culture of the Cold War; television and rock music; the civil rights and the women’s rights movements; the Vietnam War; the unraveling of Liberalism and the rise of Conservatism; the end of the cold war; globalization, and the bridge to the 21st Century.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Knowledge of a basic narrative of modern American history: political, economic, social and cultural taking into account the issues of unity and diversity in American society.
  2. Knowledge of the common institutions in American history and how they have affected different groups and the collective.
  3. Knowledge of the United States’ evolving relationship with the rest of the world.