Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Sep 24, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST& 148 US History III

5 credits
This course examines the important figures, events, and themes in the history of the United during the 20th century. It examines themes and events such as the First and Second World Wars, the Great Depression and New Deal, the Cold War, suburbanization, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and increasing political polarization. 

Prerequisites: ENGL 099  (or placement into ENGL& 101 )

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe important individuals, events, and movements in the U.S. in the U.S. during the 20th Century
  • Discuss four questions that continue to affect American politics: a) What does it mean to be an American?; b) What is the proper role of the federal government?; c) What is the proper role of the US in world affairs?; and d) What is the impact of technology on American society?
  • Synthesize multiple viewpoints in order to develop comprehensive descriptions of the events and social issues being examined
  • Use basic skills of the historical method, including critical evaluation of both primary and secondary sources
  • Analyze and articulate cause and effect relationships in the events and human interactions that occurred during this time period
  • Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, writing, conducting research, and constructing arguments
  • Deliver effective presentations on course topics