Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Lester, Carole
Discipline and Number
HIST 1302 Section 0I1
Time (No time assigned)
Course Title
U.S. History Survey from Civil War

Description of Course:

United States culture has often changed because of differing points of view– political- social - or economic. This course seeks to give students a basis for exploring the conditions and consequences of the historical points of view from 1865 to the present. Enabling them to interpret the historical evidence and follow the national evolution of change from the Reconstruction era through national internal development; American Imperialism; the growing influence of government and business in American life; the changed relationship with Europe, before and after World War I; Boom and Bust of the 1920's and 30's; America's involvement in World War II; definition and consequences of the "Cold War"; the 1950's, an era of reported complacency; the 1960's, an era of protests; and the political and social trends of the contemporary era. The ultimate goal of this course is to help students develop an understanding of how historical events affected the United States at the time they occurred and how they might be affecting us today.

Required Texts:

Davidson, James W., et al, U.S. A Narrative History, vol. 2, with Connect access, McGraw Hill Publishers, New York, New York, 2012.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

1. Reading assigned materials
2. Class Participation in online discussions
3. Complete Writing Assignments
4. Complete Group Assignment and ISeach Paper
5. Complete “Connect” Assignments
6. Complete Exams

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