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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 1032 - U.S. History II

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab None
Course Description: This course is a survey of U.S. History from the Civil War era to the present.  Major social, cultural, political, and economic developments, as well as critical factors such as class, gender, ethnicity, and race, will be integrated into the course.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 7 Human Diversity

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. The Civil War
  2. Reconstruction
  3. Racial Segregation and Institutionalized Inequality
  4. The Transformation of the West
  5. Industrialization and Unionization
  6. Immigration and Urbanization
  7. Populism and Late 19th Century Politics
  8. Progressivism
  9. Early U.S. Imperialism
  10. World War I
  11. The Challenges of the 1920s
  12. Depression and New Deal
  13. World War II
  14. The Cold War
  15. The Civil Rights Movement
  16. The Rise of Liberalism
  17. The Vietnam Era
  18. Liberation Movements
  19. The Rise of Conservatism
  20. New Global Challenges

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

  1. explain the relationship of events, people, and developments in U.S. History from the Civil War era through the present
  2. make use of historical thinking by evaluating the relevance of U.S. History to the modern world and to their own lives.
  3. analyze diverse historical materials, distinguishing primary from secondary sources.
  4. demonstrate effective use of historical evidence and methods.
  5. evaluate varied perspectives of human history using knowledge of diverse peoples within their distinctive historical contexts.

Competency 1 (1-6)
05. 01. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.

05. 02. Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.

05. 03. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
Competency 2 (7-10)
07. 01. Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States’ history and culture.

07. 03. Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.

07. 04. Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.

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