House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus HIST-1302-50 (American History- History of the United States, 1877 to Present)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
HIST-1302-50 (American History- History of the United States, 1877 to Present)
|Instructor||Wilbur, Christina Annette|
|Course ID #||10061|
|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.|
|Course Prerequisites||HIST - 1301|
America: A Narrative History. Volume 2. (Brief), 8th ed. Norton.
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (New York: Vintage, 2003).
Students will be able to:
Understand Reconstruction and the rebuilding of the nation.
Analyze the rise of big business and labor in the United States.
Understand the influence of the Great War on future American economic and political policies.
Have a thorough understanding of the causes of the Second World War its effects.
Understand the evolution of society during the late twentieth century.
Three (3) Exams
Three (3) Quizzes
One (1) Book Report over The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Maddness at the Fair that Changed America.
Class participation is required.
Emergence of Organized Labor
Gilded Age Politics
The Great War
Second World War
Society and Culture
Rebellion and Reaction in the 1960s and 1970s
America at the Turn of the 21st Century
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Attendance is taken at each class meeting. Regular attendance will benefit students and borderline grades.|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Three(3) Exams - 70%
Three (3) Quizzes - 15%
One (1) Book Report - 15%
|Final Exam Date||May 12, 2011 - 6:00 PM|
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