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HIST 153


Contemporary America - U.S. History (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.


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.
  • Analyze 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

Fall; 2016; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/20/2016

 153142928Contemporary America US Hist Online3Lark K$12.000/31/4Closed

Fall; 2016; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/29/2016

 153141612Contemporary America US Hist 3Burhans B$12.0010/31/0Open
F 09:00AM-11:54AMLA415
 153141657Contemporary America US Hist 3Cruz M$12.000/30/1Closed
W 06:00PM-08:54PMLA405

Note: This schedule updates once every 24 hours. Please reference WebAdvisor for current status.


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