House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus HIST-1302-03 (American History- History of the United States, 1877 to Present)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
HIST-1302-03 (American History- History of the United States, 1877 to Present)
|Instructor||Commings, Charleen R.|
|Course ID #||10058|
|Course Title||American History- History of the United States, 1877 to Present|
|Course Description||Survey of United States history from the post-reconstruction period to the present.|
|Required Textbooks||AMERICAN HISTORY, A SURVEY, Volume 2, from 1877, Thirteenth Edition, McGraw-Hill College. ISBN 9780073385495|
HISTORICAL OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to:
* Analyze the effects the closing of the frontier on the U. S.
* Understand the steps in the emergence of an industrial America
and the problems this caused.
* Identify problems caused by the growth of American cities and
how the Progressives offered solutions.
* Analyze the development of U. S. foreign policy through the Age
of Imperialism and the First World War.
* Examine the how the U. S. dealt with the changes of the 1920s,
the Great Depression and the New Deal.
* Describe the role of the U. S. in World War II and the Cold War.
* Explain the reasons for the rise of an affluent post-war America and
a civil rights movement.
* Understand how the U. S. came to realize the limits of being a
* Describe how the U. S. entered the Age of Globalization.
* Reading each chapter as assigned on Class Calendar
* Exam #1, Ch. 16-19 - Feb. 16, 2011
* Exam #2, Ch. 20-24 - Mar. 25, 2011
* Final Exam, Ch. 26-32 - May 11, 2011
* Conquest of Far West
* U.S. Industrial Supremacy
* Age of the City
* Politics of Stalemate and Imperialism
* The Progressives
* America and the Great War - WW I
* New Era - the '20s
* Great Depression & the New Deal
* Global Crisis and WW II
* Cold War
* Affluent Society
* Civil Rights, Vietnam & Ordeal of Liberalism
* Crisis of Authority
* From Age of Limits to Age of Reagan
* Era of Globalization
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.|
|Determination of Final Grade||Tests - 50%, Quizzes - 20%, Classroom activities - 5%, Final Exam - 25%|
|Final Exam Date||May 13, 2011 - 8:50 AM|
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