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 Course Title:   US History III: D

 Title Abbreviation:   US HISTORY III: D

 Department:    HIST&

 Course #:    148

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    540102

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

A survey of United States history from 1914 to the present.


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 203 US History in the Global Age (5 credits)
EV CC HIST 153 American Civilization III: 1920s to Present (5 credits)
WH CC HIST 112 US History: 1900 - Present (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 throughout the 20th century.
    • Trace the growth of the Untied States as a world power and identify the issues related to that power.
    • Recognize the role and contributions of diverse populations in American history.
    • Appreciate the ongoing contributions of new immigrants to American culture and society.

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:
    • Progressivism and social reform movements.
    • World War I.
    • The “Roaring Twenties”.
    • The Great Depression.
    • World War II.
    • The Cold War.
    • The Civil Rights Movement.
    • Conflicts at home and abroad in the Vietnam War era.
    • 1970s: disillusionment and malaise.
    • The New Conservatism of the Reagan Era.
    • The 1990s: prosperity and uncertainties.