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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

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History - HIST 153

Contemporary America - U.S. History

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 153142928Cont Amer US HistONL3Thomson A4/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 153141612Cont Amer US HistRMT3Thomson A6/24/0Open$12.00F  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 153111612Cont Amer US HistRMT3McDonald P31/31/0Open$12.00M W  04:00 PM-05:46 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 153111653Cont Amer US HistRMT3McDonald P31/31/0Open$12.00T  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB
 153112351Cont Amer US HistONL3Thomson A31/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday