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. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
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. 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

    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 (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