HIST&148 - United States History III

This course investigates prominent political, social, cultural, scientific, and economic events in the 20th and 21st centuries. Prominent themes include the rise of American science and technology, the World Wars and the Cold War, Civil Rights and White pushback, the Great Depression and the rise and the eventual demise of social welfare programs, the women’s movement, America’s involvement in the Middle East, and American foreign policy. Students will participate in daily online discussions and write a series of brief essays. Textbook: The American Yawp, available free, online.


CIP: 54.0102

Credits: 5

Prerequisites: HIST& 147 and ENGL& 101 , minimum 2.0 grade or better

Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, (Dean's discretion)


  1. Explore concepts, theories, and methods used within the social sciences to understand human behavior/events.
  2. Represent a point of view that is different from one’s own.
  3. Apply concepts and tools from the social sciences to explain or analyze a social phenomenon, process, event, conflict, or issue.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the general history of the United States in the 20th century.
  5. Analyze the construction and continued transformation of American culture and national identity in the 20th century.
  6. Evaluate and synthesize credible and verifiable information from historical sources in a manner consistent with the standards in the field of history.
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