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Course Description

History - 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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 153142928Cont Amer US HistOnline3Zuccarini D$12.005/31/0Open 

Fall; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 153141612Contemporary America Us Hist 3Thomson A$12.000/31/0ClosedF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM LA415
 153141657Cont Amer US Hist 3Behler C$12.0015/30/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA405
 153142911Cont Amer US HistOnline3Swope M$12.0023/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 153017726Cont Amer US HistOE/OE3Zuccarini D$12.0028/31/0Open 
 153111612Cont Amer US Hist 3Hardin J$12.0022/31/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA415
 153111653Cont Amer US Hist 3Cruz M$12.0025/31/0OpenR  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA415
 153112351Cont Amer US HistOnline3Swope M$12.0022/31/0Open