AMH2020

American History Since 1865

Course Code:
AMH2020

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 700

 

Course Description:
A survey course on the development of the United States from the Reconstruction period to the present. This course meets civic literacy requirement.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

AMH 2010 is not a prerequisite but is recommended.

 

Instructors:

Richard Ivey, M.S.
iveyrichard@chipola.edu

Robert L. Iveym M.S.
iveyr@chipola.edu

Mary McClendon, MAT
mcclendonm@chipola.edu

James A. Padgett, M.A.
padgettj2@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Shi, David Emory. America: A Narrative History. 12th Ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2022 Print. ISBN: 9780393543377 (Paperback-Text Only) or ISBN: 9780393882506 (Paperback-With Card)

 *You are only required to purchase one book. Both books are the same.

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issue.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Show American development following the Civil War from the western movement, through the World Wars, and the struggles in the 21st Century.

Compare the differences and similarities in the cultures of Africans, Indians, and Europeans that sometimes cause conflicts when the cultures met in America.

Analyze the presidential and congressional plans for reconstruction and evaluate the effectiveness of the plans in solving the problems of reconstruction.

Evaluate the role of America in world domination and the effects of its foreign policy od expansionism.

Evaluate America’s role in the two world wars and analyze the outcomes on contemporary issues.

SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3

SS-1, SS-2, SS-4

SS-3

Tests, Writing Assignments

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. Students are expected to attend class, read assigned materials and are encouraged to ask questions.
  2. Student attendance and participation is expected. 
  3. Student are expected to read all assigned material and complete assignments in a timely manner.
  4. Faculty will be delivering course content through lectures and class discussions on the material using visual aids or through the learning management system in online classes.
  5. In-class teaching strategies may include:  participation, lecture, presentations, and examinations. 
  6. Faculty will arrange office appointments to address student’s questions and progress.
  7. Faculty will encourage students to use the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE Lab) to foster their attainment of subject matter.

 

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