- Non-Repeatable Credit
- MATERIALS FEE:
- CREDIT BY EXAM:
- CORE MISSION APPLICABILITY:
- UC Transfer;Associate Degree Applicable (AA/AS);CSU Transfer
General Education ()
Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences (AA Degree Program)
Liberal Arts: Social & Behavioral Sciences AA (AA Degree Program)
GENERAL EDUCATION APPLICABILITY
CC GE Area II: Social & Behavioral Science = Historical;
IGETC Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences = 4F: History;
CSU GE Area D: Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior, Historical = D6 - History;
- UC Transfer Course:
- CSU Transfer Course:
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to
- Identify and explain major ideas and events shaping American History from the Civil War until the present.
- Analyze the various forces instrumental in the formation of modern American political, social, and economic institutions.
- Identify and compare the experiences of different social groups - ethnic, gender, religious, socioeconomic, regional, urban and rural, and others - from Reconstruction to the present.
- Describe how and why the United States became a super power from the Spanish American War to the present and explain the historical relationships between foreign policy and domestic affairs.
- Identify and assess the impact of sectional characteristics and issues on the political, socioeconomic, geographic, and cultural development of the United States since Reconstruction.
- Analyze a topic appropriate for intensified study beyond the scope of the non-honors class, using university-level readings and vocabulary and demonstrating intellectual independence.
Reading - 1 Level Prior to Transfer
Writing - 1 Level Prior to Transfer
DETAILED TOPICAL OUTLINE:
A. Civil War and Reconstruction
1. Defeat of South and the collapse of agrarianism
2. End of slavery and the new racial relationships
3. Military Reconstruction and the Radical Republicans
3. Segregation and the New South
B. Western Expansion and Native Americans
1. The New West and the Railroads
2. The Native Americans and their future
3. The politics and heritage of Indian Removal
C. The Industrialization of the United States
1. The explosions of factories and cities
2. The great tide of immigration
3. The great industrialists and new corporations
4. The new politics and city bosses
5. The new culture
6. East vs. West and the Populist revolt
D. Spanish American War
1. U.S. Domestic problems and Cuba
2. War and Spoils of victory and the American influence in the Pacific and China
3. Change of direction for the U.S.
E. The Progressive Era
1. Age of Reform: Attempts to control business and politics
2. New Issues of Conservation, Immigration, Women’s Rights, Prohibition, Child Labor, etc
3. Election of 1912: T. Roosevelt, WH Taft, W. Wilson, E. Debs—issues and new direction for the U.S.
F. World War I and the American Retreat into the 1920s “Jazz Age”
1. European War and Neutrality
2. American entry into the War
3. Woodrow Wilson and the Lost Peace
4 The New America of the 1920s—social and economic changes
5. Racism and anti-Immigrant Activities and the new roles of women in urban life
6. The Roaring 20s and the stock market crash of 1929
G. The Great Depression
1. Hoover vs. FDR in approach to depression
2. The new Deal of FDR
3. Societal changes and the great migrations
H. Rise of Totalitarianism and World War 2
1. Fascism in Europe and Imperialism in Asia
2. End of American Isolationism and Pearl Harbor
3. FDR and Churchill vs. Hitler and the Role of Stalin
I. Allied Victory and the Cold War
1. Victory and the new Enemy
2. American societal changes: Suburbs, television, the auto culture
3. Communism and the Red Scare
4. Korea and the nuclear culture
J. The1960s and Cultural Crises
1. JFK, LBJ Civil Rights and Protest
2. Social conflict and the Vietnam War
3. Student Protests and reform
K. The 70s and 80s
1. Nixon , China, and Watergate
2. Computer Revolution
3. End of the Cold War and the New World Order?
4. New Ethnic and Gender Awareness and Victories
L. The End of the Century and the New Technologies
1. The Clinton Years and revolutionary societal changes
2. New Foreign Menaces in the Near East: Iraq Wars 1, 2, etc.
3. New Directions for the New Century
4. Honors students choose a research project relevant or related to the topics covered in the course. Students examine the topic in greater detail. Students present a research paper or oral presentation on the topic. Students must use at least four different scholarly books or articles as sources for their paper or presentation.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION--Course instructional methods may include but are not limited to
- Instruction through examination or quizzing;
- Outside reading;
- Presentations (by students);
- Written work;
OUT OF CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: Out of class assignments may include but are not limited to
A. Reading assignments in textbook and supplementary materials. Example: read the chapter on post World War Two affluence while paying special attention to the causes and consequences of the rise of suburban America.
B. Writing analytic papers on topics from the second part of U.S. history. Example: write a paper of between four to six pages in length that more thoroughly analyzes how an event covered in class and text in the first eight weeks of class continues to influence American society, culture, and/or politics today.
METHODS OF EVALUATION: Assessment of student performance may include but is not limited to
A. examinations including both multiple choice and short essays that measure students’ ability to identify key events and trends in U.S. history and analyze various interpretations of the development of the United States from Reconstruction to the present.
B. Term papers on selected topics in U.S. history from Reconstruction to the present.
• Example: write a paper of between four to six pages in length that more thoroughly analyzes how an event covered in class and text in the first eight weeks of class continues to influence American society, culture, and/or politics today.
C. quizzes requiring students to write in-class essays on selected issues in American History from Reconstruction to the present.
• Example: Write an essay on how The Jungle illustrates major problems created by the Industrial Revolution.
D. Honors projects including a research paper and/or an oral presentation.
TEXTS, READINGS, AND MATERIALS: Instructional materials may include but are not limited to
Foner, Eric. (2011) Give Me Liberty – Volume Two, 3rd, W.W. Norton & Co.
Works of Historical Fiction: Upton Sinclair. The Jungle.
Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms.
Works of Historical Analysis: Howard Zinn. Declarations of Independence.
- METHOD OF DELIVERY:
- Online with some required face-to-face meetings (“Hybrid”);iTV – Interactive video = Face to face course with significant required activities in a distance modality ;Online (purely online no face-to-face contact) ;Face to face;Online course with on ground testing;
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- History (Masters Required);
- Origination Date
- Last Outline Revision
- Curriculum Committee Approval
- Board of Trustees
- State Approval
- UC Approval
- 50 = Summer 2000
- UC Approval Status
- CSU Approval
- 50 = Summer 2000
- CSU Approval Status
- IGETC Approval
- 50 = Summer 2000
- IGETC Approval Status
- CSU GE Approval
- 50 = Summer 2000
- CSU GE Approval Status
- Data Element Changes
- Data Justification
- Course Element Changes
- Course Change Justification
- Course ID (CB00)
- TOP Code (CB03)
- 2205.00 - History;
- Course Credit Status (CB04)
- D - Credit - Degree Applicable;
- Course Transfer Status (CB05)
- A = Transferable to both UC and CSU
- Course Units of Credit Maximum High (CB06):
- Course Units of Credit Minimum Low (CB07):
- Course Basic Skills (BS) Status (CB08):
- N = Course is not a basic skills course.
- SAM Code (CB09):
- E = Non-Occupational;
- Cooperative Education Course Status (CB10):
- Not part of Coop Work Exp;
- Course Classification Code (CB11):
- Liberal Arts and Sciences;
- Course Special Status (CB13):
- N - Not Special;
- CAN Code (CB14):
- CAN-Code Seq (CB15):
- Course Prior to College Level (CB21):
- Not Applicable;
- Course Non-Credit Category (CB22):
- Not Applicable, Credit Course;
- Funding Agency Category (CB23):
- Not Applicable
- Course Program Status (CB24):
- 1 - Program Applicable;