2021-2022 College Catalog 
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2021-2022 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

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HIST 2233 - United States History Since 1865*

3 Credits
Overcoming the upheavals of the Civil War, economic growth and industrialism, democracy and empire, and the 20th century issues of world prominence and the struggle for social equality.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Use critical thinking skills in evaluating claims about the past, including the differentiation between primary and secondary sources, and how historical perspectives and interpretations vary amongst different groups and cultures. (GEO 2,3)
2. Recognize the importance of immigration, class, and racial issues in post-Civil War American society. (GEO 3)
3. Describe important social, political, and/or cultural transitions in American history, such as: the rise of modern industry and labor movements; the settlement of the West; rural to urban population shift, the development of progressivism, etc. (GEO 1, 3)
4. Discuss the role of advertising, mass media, and consumerism in the transformation of American society in the 20th century. (GEO 1, 3)
5. Discuss the role of conflict and warfare in shaping American institutions and society, with special attention to the World Wars, and the Cold War era. (GEO 1, 3)
6. Recognize religious, political, and intellectual heritages of the United States and their impact on public opinion and policy. (GEO 3)
7. Discuss the changing definitions of liberty and freedom in our society through study of the treatment of Native Americans, immigrants, women, and the Civil Rights movement. (GEO 1, 3, 4)
8. Identify the stages of America’s evolving role on the global stage after 1898, and key issues in American foreign policy. (GEO 3, 4)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: HIST 2

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