HIS 105 - United States History Since 1865
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify the issues of the post-Civil War era and Reconstruction.
- Explain the rise of industrialization, big business and the Populist and Progressive movements.
- Describe the causes and results of World War I.
- Explain the causes and results of the Great Depression.
- Explain the causes of World War II and the issues of the Cold War.
- Describe the concepts of the Civil Rights movement and political, economic and social issues of modern America.
- Westward Expansion
- Industrialization and urbanization
- Populism, American Imperialism and Progressivism
- World War I and World War II
- The Inter-War Years: The Great Depression and the New Deal
- The Cold War
- Social and cultural transformations in post-World War II America
- The War in Vietnam
- The New Right
- American Foreign Policy: 1980 - 2000
Textbook, scholarly readings, films, maps and electronic resources as assigned.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2015
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