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History

HIST 153


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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
047740August 25, 2014
141612August 25, 2014
141657August 25, 2014

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Contemporary America - U.S. History


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.
  • Discuss the role of the United States in an international/global context.
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