HIS 112 United States History Post-Civil War


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
ENG 090 or ENG 091, SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:

None

Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
3.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course surveys United States history from 1877 to present. The course covers political, social, cultural, and economic factors that shaped the pattern of life in the United States.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Hybrid Course
Online Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Identify and describe the major types of evidence used in conducting historical research. (CCC 1, 2, 5, 6)
  2. Discuss the significance of Reconstruction in reintegrating the South into the Union. (CCC 1, 2)
  3. Describe how the complementary processes of urbanization and industrialization reshaped society in the United States. (CCC 1, 2)
  4. Analyze the economic, political, and social factors that shaped the United States throughout the 19th century to present. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  5. Evaluate the role of United States’ expansionism overseas and the emergence of the United States as a world power. (CCC 1, 2, 4)
  6. Analyze the nature and impact of the Great Depression upon the social fabric of the United States. (CCC 1, 2)
  7. Analyze the significance of historical events such as the Progressive Movement, the New Deal, and the Great Society. (CCC 1, 2)
  8. Discuss the ramifications of world wars, the Cold War, and other global conflicts on the United States. (CCC 1, 2)
  9. Discuss how the development of nuclear weapons and the establishment of Communist nations shaped much of post-World War II America. (CCC 1, 2, 5)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Identify and describe the major types of evidence used in conducting historical research.
    1. Identify the major research techniques used to study history.
    2. Describe each of these types of research.
    3. Evaluate which method is appropriate in a sample situation.
  2. Discuss the significance of Reconstruction in reintegrating the South into the Union.
    1. Define and explain Reconstruction.
    2. Summarize the plans for reestablishing the Union.
    3. Compare and contrast the efficacy of various reunification policies.
  3. Discuss how the complementary processes of urbanization and industrialization reshaped society in the United States.
    1. Define and explain the processes of urbanization and industrialization.
    2. Identify major turning points in American society as they relate to urbanization and industrialization.
  4. Analyze the economic, political, and social factors that shaped the United States throughout the 19th century to the present.
    1. Examine basic economic, political, and social factors that influenced United States development in the 19th century to the present.
    2. Compare and contrast the economic and political differences of democracy, National Socialism, and communism.
  5. Evaluate the role of United States’ expansionism overseas and the emergence of the United States as a world power.
    1. Identify specific expansionist successes and failures.
    2. Evaluate the motivation and process of expansionist efforts.
  6. Analyze the nature and impact of the Great Depression upon the social fabric of the United States.
    1. Illustrate the significance of government corruption and poor leadership preceding the Great Depression.
    2. Analyze the effects of the Great Depression.
    3. Compare and contrast current living standards with that of the Great Depression.
  7. Analyze the significance of historical events such as the Progressive Movement, the New Deal, and the Great Society.
    1. Analyze the various aspects that ushered in the Progressive Movement, the New Deal, and the Great Society.
    2. Examine the major goals and objectives of the Progressive Movement, the New Deal, and the Great Society.
    3. Evaluate the outcomes of these historical events.
  8. Discuss the ramifications of world wars, the Cold War, and other global conflicts on the United States.
    1. Discuss the cause and effects of wars involving the United States.
    2. Define the term Cold War, and list the contributing factors.
    3. Identify major global conflicts, and explain the involvement by and impact on the United States.
  9. Discuss how the development of nuclear weapons and the establishment of Communist nations shaped much of the post-World War II America.
    1. Evaluate the impact that nuclear weapons and/or the establishment of Communist nations had on American society after World War II.
    2. Identify how the media’s response to major events influences society.
    3. Assess ways the United States has responded to and continues to respond to the realities of nuclear issues and communist nations.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

None

Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.