HIST176 United States Since World War II (Experimental)

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST176 United States Since World War II (Experimental)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
A study of the significant cultural and political themes of American development since World War II. 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:

    Topics are treated in chronological order. They include among others:
    1. The aftermath of WW II and the Origin of the Cold War
    2. American Postwar Society
    3. The Civil Rights Movement (1950ís, 1960ís)
    4. The Korean and Vietnam Wars: Causes, Course, Consequences
    5. Gender, Class and Race (1970ís)
    6. The Gilded Age (Reagan and materialism)
    7. American life in the post-bipolar world (1990ís)
  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 classroom discussion. Exams are employed for learning assessment.

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