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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
    
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HIST 1032 - United States Since 1877

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: Catalog description: This first-year course is a survey of the American experience since the end of Reconstruction. Major social, cultural, political, and economic developments, as well as critical factors such as class, gender, and race, will be integrated into the course.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 7 Human Diversity

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Imperialism
  2. Progressive reform
  3. World War I
  4. Prosperity and Depression
  5. Cold War
  6. Civil Rights
  7. Vietnam
  8. World War II
  9. The Rise of Conservatism
  10. New Global Challenges
  11. Social and Political Upheaval
  12. Late 19th Century Politics
  13. Immigration and Urbanization
  14. Industrialization
  15. The Transformation of the West

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. interpret primary and secondary sources using historical methods of evidence.
  2. synthesize historical material from diverse sources and points of view.
  3. demonstrate progress in their reading, writing, discussing and/or other critical thinking skills.
  4. evaluate the relevance of American History since 1877 to their own lives.


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