Course Abstract Details

HIST-106, History of the United States from 1876

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

HIST-106, History of the United States from 1876, surveys American History from the end of Reconstruction to the present. It focuses upon the major political, diplomatic, economic, and social developments, paying particular attention to changes in the role of government, racial and cultural relations, and to the nation s place and responsibilities in a more interconnected world. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Credit by exam available. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Summarize and explain the major events of the years from 1877 to the present, in order to show clear, concise understanding of how they changed America (GE1, GE2, PG1, PG2, PG4)

2. Communicate orally, by discussing original documents and key issues in American History from 1877 to the present (GE1, GE2, PG1, PG2, PG4)

3. Demonstrate informational literacy; i.e. know when there is a need for information, and to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand (GE2, GE4, PG1, PG4)

4. Express themselves in formal writing, by authoring papers such as essays, analyses, book reviews, or bibliographies that offer a clear and supported position on a complex historical subject or event (GE1, GE2, GE4, PG1, PG2, PG4, PG5)

5. Think critically, from analyzing the successes and failures of the past and explaining and predicting how people with values and mindsets different from our own handle similar circumstances (GE2, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4)

6. Make historical connections by recognizing contemporary behaviors, actions, and policies that demonstrate how people fail to learn lessons from those past successes and failures (GE2, GE7, PG1)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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