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HIS 105 - United States History Since 1865

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is designed as a survey of political, economic and social developments of the United States from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the issues of the post-Civil War era and Reconstruction.
  2. Explain the rise of industrialization, big business and the Populist and Progressive movements.
  3. Describe the causes and results of World War I.
  4. Explain the causes and results of the Great Depression.
  5. Explain the causes of World War II and the issues of the Cold War.
  6. Describe the concepts of the Civil Rights movement and political, economic and social issues of modern America.
Listed Topics
  1. Reconstruction
  2. Westward Expansion
  3. Industrialization and urbanization
  4. Populism, American Imperialism and Progressivism
  5. World War I and World War II
  6. The Inter-War Years: The Great Depression and the New Deal
  7. The Cold War
  8. Social and cultural transformations in post-World War II America
  9. The War in Vietnam
  10. The New Right
  11. American Foreign Policy: 1980 - 2000
Reference Materials
Textbook, scholarly readings, films, maps and electronic resources as assigned.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2015

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