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HIST 153


Contemporary America - U.S. History


Course Description

This course is a survey of American civilization within the last hundred years: turn-of-the-century growth and crisis; the Progressive Era and World War I; the 1920s, the Great Depression and the New Deal; World War II and the emergence of the U.S. as a superpower; affluence, consensus and confrontation in the 1950s-1960s; malaise, drift and fragmentation in the 1970s-1980s; and the U.S. in the world of the late 20th century.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear, factual understanding of the historical development of contemporary America.
  • Evaluate the human experience as it relates to the historical period covered by the course.
  • Analyze the role geography played in the historical period covered by the course.
  • Relate the human experience—using history—to contemporary times.
  • Distinguish between historical artifacts and other types of sources concerning history.
  • Analyze historical evidence of the human experience/culture for the period covered by the course.
  • Incorporate historical artifacts and other types of sources concerning history.
  • Demonstrate digital literacy, especially as it relates to the study of history.
  • Explain major constitutional issues that emerged during the historical period covered by the course.
  • Identify ways in which American history must be understood in an international context.
  • Discuss the role of the United States in an international/global context.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/12/2015

 153017726Contemporary America US Hist OE/OE3McDonald P$30.0031/31/0Open
 153111612Contemporary America US Hist 3Stegich E 31/31/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:20AMLA415
 153111653Contemporary America US Hist 3Johns M 31/31/0Open
R 06:00PM-08:54PMLA415
 153112351Contemporary America US Hist Online3Thomson A$30.0031/31/0Open
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