American History Since 1865
Course Code: AMH2020
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours credit
Effective beginning: Fall 2020
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.
AMH 2010 is not a prerequisite, but is recommended.
Robert L. Ivey
Levester Ramsey, Jr.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Shi, David Emory. America: A Narrative History-Brief-W/Reg.Card. 11th Ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2019 Print. ISBN: 9780393668957
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
SS-1 Identify theories, hypotheses and research methodologies that behavioral scientists use to explain, investigate and predict behaviors and social trends.
SS-2 Use appropriate social and behavioral science investigation techniques to analyze contemporary issues in public policy.
SS-3 Identify and investigate interdisciplinary courses in the social and behavioral sciences, such as, history, criminal justice, economics, etc. and establish how these courses are inter-related from a global perspective.
SS-4 Create and utilize current technologies in developing oral and written presentations on topics relevant to subject matter under the auspices of social and behavioral sciences.
SS-5 Identify fundamental modalities used to promote understanding of differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
Show American development following the Civil War from the western movement, through the World Wars, and the struggles in the 21st Century.
Examine the basic principles and practices of American democracy.
Examine the United States Constitution and how it works.
SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS- 5
SS-1, SS-3, SS-5
|Tests, Writing Assignments|
- Read all assigned materials.
- Attend and participate in class discussions.
- Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions.
Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.
Chapters are as follows:
17. Business and Labor in the Industrial Era, 1860-1900
18. The New South and the New West, 1865-1900
19. Political Stalemate and Rural Revolt, 1865-1900
20. Seizing an American Empire, 1865-1900
21. The Progressive Era, 1890-1920
22. America and the Great War, 1914-1920
23. A Clash of Cultures, 1920-1929
24. The Reactionary Twenties
25. The New Deal, 1933-1939
26. The Second World War, 1933-1945
27. The Cold War and the Fair Deal, 1945-1952
28. America in the Fifties
29. A New Frontier and a Great Society, 1960-1968
30. Rebellion and Reaction, 1960s and 1970s
31. Conservative Revival, 1977-1990
32 Twenty-First Century America, 1993-Present
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