Covers the United States since the Civil War Period.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- The Gilded Age
- The American West
- The Progressive Era
- World War One
- Interwar Foreign Relations
- The Great Depression
- World War Two
- The Cold War
- Domestic America and the Postwar Boom
- Deindustrialization and Economic Decline
- Post-Cold War America
- The War on Terrorism
- Outline time and chronology in Modern American History.
- Identify, summarize, and analyze major elements of Modern American History.
- Analyze cause and effect in Modern American History.
- Trace elements of change and continuity in Modern American History.*
- Emphasize parallelism by describing the impact of major events, personalities, and places upon Modern American History.
- Trace the changes brought to American society by immigration between the Civil War and the end of World War One.
- Describe and explain the rise of the United States to hemispheric and then world power status between the Spanish-American War and World War Two.
- Analyze changes in American politics from the Populist to Civil Rights Movements.
- Identify the changes in the United States because of the rise of big business and the creation of an industrial and then post-industrial society in the 1990s.
- Describe and explain how material life in the United States has changed the end of the Second World War.
Assessment and Requirements
Each instructor will identify and implement appropriate methods to assess the achievement of the learning objectives for the course. These methods can include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Examinations: true-false, multiple-choice, matching, short essay and blue-book examinations
- Out-of-class papers
- Internet assignments
- Library projects