Feb 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 444 - United States History

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course presents a synopsis of American history highlighting the significant events which have shaped our heritage. Special detail is paid to the U.S. Civil War as an event which almost resulted in the dissolution of the Union. Successive historical periods are covered with fields of politics, culture, and economics. (prereq: none) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the development of sectional communities in its early colonial history
  • Explain the sectional rivalry that erupts in the American Civil War
  • Explain the expansion of federal power domestically since the end of the Civil War
  • Describe the growing international role the United States has played since the end of the Civil War
  • Analyze the causes and effects of the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the two World Wars

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Origins of American colonial communities
  • Colonial society in the 18th century
  • American Revolution
  • Constitution and Early Republic
  • Origins and consequences of sectional issues
  • Development of the Second America Party System
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Gilded Age
  • International events in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Progressive Age
  • New Deal
  • America in World War II
  • The Early Cold War
  • The 1960s and Vietnam
  • America since the 1970s

Dr. Patrick Jung

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