Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

HIS 120 - American History II

Course Description

An inquiry into the history of the United States from the Reconstruction to the present; includes the process of reconstruction of the Union and the rise of Jim Crow, post-Civil War industrialization, immigration and urbanization, the Western frontiers, the emergencies of the Labor Movement, United States diplomatic history, the Progressive Era, World War I, post-war prosperity and the Great Depression, New Deal policy and diplomacy, World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, Civil Rights Movement and various social movements of the 1960s, the America in the a globalizing world in the latter part of the 20th century.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Develop critical thinking skills to analyze the political, economic, diplomatic and military changes that have occurred from the Reconstruction to the present.
Explore variables of Race, Ethnicity, Class, Sexuality, and Religious Background to demonstrate the Diversity of American Cultural Development.
Extract facts and commentary from primary and secondary sources to compose historical interpretations in both oral and written formats.
Discuss history historical information to promote an intellectual capacity to create dialoague on meaningful and relevant events in their own place and time.
Analyze the development of the United States in a global framework.

College Academic Learning Goals Designations: Critical Reasoning (CR), Diversity and Social Justice (DJ), and Global Understanding (GU)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: (ENG 050, REA 050) or REA 075 or test score orCo-req: ENG 099