HIS 120 - American History II

Course Description

Continues the inquiry into the history of the United States from the Reconstruction era to the present day. Includes post-Civil War politics, the Western frontiers, industry and labor, imperialism, the arts and sciences, progressive era, World War I, post-war prosperity and depression, New Deal, policy and diplomacy, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, civil rights struggle, and the 1970s and 1980s. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Differentiate the impact of industrialization on the population of self-sufficient farmers, blacks, "old" and "new" immigrants, workers and business people. Trace the illusion of isolation and the practice of imperialism as the nation moved from nationalism to internationalism between 1865 and contemporary times. Characterize the methods of reform used by the radical republicans, populists, progressives, New Dealers, and in the post-World War II era. Evaluate the involvement and effectiveness of the U.S. in World War I, II and the Cold War.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ENG 050 and REA 050