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 Course Title:   US History II: D

 Title Abbreviation:   US HISTORY II: D

 Department:    HIST&

 Course #:    147

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    540102

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

A survey of United States history from 1815 to 1914.


Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Social Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
BLVU CC HIST 202 US History: First Century of Independence (5 credits)
EV CC HIST 152 American Civilization II: Jackson to World War I (5 credits)
WH CC HIST 110 US History: 1815 - 1900 (5 credits)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Students will be able to:
    • Identify the conflicts, the problems, and the values that dominated the United States in the 19th century.
    • Recognize the degree to which those same conflicts, problems and values affect Americans today.
    • Discuss the growing sectionalism of the early Republic leading up to the Civil War.
    • Discuss the challenges posed by slavery and the disappointments of emancipation following the Civil War.
    • Identify industrialization, immigration and urbanization as significant agents of change in American society.
    • Recognize the role and contributions of diverse populations in American history, including Native Americans, African-Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos and various religious minorities.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.

Course Contents

  1. Topics to be covered during the quarter include:
    • The expansion of American democracy
    • American Nationalism
    • Manifest Destiny and westward expansion
    • Growth of industry and transportation
    • Immigration and nativism
    • Slavery and abolition
    • The Civil War and Reconstruction
    • Labor vs. capital
    • Business and politics in the Gilded Age.