HIST174 America Between the Wars (Experimental)

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST174 America Between the Wars (Experimental)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
A study of the significant cultural and political themes of American development since WWII. Issues of race, class, gender, foreign policy, and economic and social reform are examined, as well as global implications for America as a super power.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To develop an interest in the historical evolution of contemporary America.
    2. To understand complex relationships between socio-economic groups and the resolution of political conflict.
    3. To inculcate an awareness of specific study techniques in the social sciences.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. The aftermath of WW II and the Origin of the Cold War
    2. American Postwar Society
    3. The Civil Rights Movement (1950's, 1960's)
    4. The Korean and Vietnam Wars: Causes, Course, Consequences
    5. Gender, Class and Race (1970's)
    6. The Gilded Age (Reagan and materialism)
    7. American life in the post-bipolar world (1990's)
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    William C. Chafe, The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II and collateral reading as assigned
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Intensive reading and writing including instructor directed research in library and on-line sites. Classic film and documentaries are used to illustrate and reinforce reading and class discussion. Exams are employed for learning assessment.

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