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HIS 112 - United States History II - since 1865

3 Credits

This course is a survey of the United States from after the Civil War through the Obama presidency. Key topics include the rise of industrial and urban dominance, the struggles affecting agriculture and industrial labor, the growing impact of the United States regarding international matters, and the increasing role of government in American life.

Learning Attributes: WR

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - U.S. History and Civic Engagement

MCC General Education: MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Discuss economic development within the United States.
2.Describe various forms of social organization and social movements.
3.Discuss the pursuit of and challenges to freedom: the full enjoyment of rights and liberties mentioned, both explicitly and implicitly, in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
4.Discuss selected wars during this era.
5.Articulate the various domestic and foreign ideological struggles during the time period.
6.Explain the ideas of global integration, global migration (demographic shift), and global conflict.
7.Assess the increase in both the authority and the expectations of the federal government.
8.Describe a variety of cultural developments during this era.
9.Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of history.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023