Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST& 147 US History II

5 credits
This course examines the important figures, events, and themes in the history of the United States from 1815 until 1914. It proceeds chronologically and thematically through the 19th Century, examining themes and events such as the formation of political parties, slavery, immigration, westward expansion, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, urbanization, segregation, and imperialism. The course will highlight a number of issues widely debated in the 19th Century, especially after the Civil War, which remain relevant today.

Prerequisites: ENGL 099  (or placement into ENGL& 101 

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

  • Name and describe important individuals, events, and movements in the U.S. during the 19th Century
  • Describe key social issues, including the effects of immigration, of slavery and segregation, and the influence of corporations and business on government
  • Synthesize multiple viewpoints in order to develop comprehensive descriptions of the events and social issues being examined
  • Use basic skills of 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

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50