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. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250
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 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. Course 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; and
    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 (1950s, 1960s)
    4. The Korean and Vietnam Wars: Causes, Course, Consequences
    5. Gender, Class, and Race (1970s)
    6. The Gilded Age (Reagan and Materialism)
    7. American Life in the Post-bipolar World (1990s)
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

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

    William C. Chafe, The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II and collateral reading as assigned.

Review/Approval Date - Unavailable; New Core 8/2015