HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1876
Three Credit course
Eight Week Class (Can be adapted to a 16 week class)
General Syllabus for this class. A more specific syllabus will be given on Blackboard for a scheduled class.
General Information can also be found in another section of this web site.
A Topical History of the History of the United States: Modern America
Baydo and Newman
The textbook for this class is actually a CD-ROM which has written information, visuals and videos. A free book is available upon request for the program. It can be purchased for forty five dollars which includes shipping at ndbco.com. It will also be available at the Saddleback Bookstore.
“THE ONLY MAN WHO NEVER MAKES A MISTAKE IS THE MAN WHO NEVER DOES ANYTHING.”
Focuses on U.S. History from the Reconstruction period to the present, relating to such areas as Industrial Revolution, reform movements from the Progressives to the New Deal, overseas expansion, collective security in foreign affairs, and in other foreign and domestic issues since World War II.
Ability to make connections between the past and the present
Understand history through a thematic approach
Analyze the success and failures of Reconstruction
Learn how the Second Industrial Revolution changes the United States
Analyze reform movement during the twentieth century
Learn when, why and how the United States expands overseas
Learn American domestic and foreign policy through studying presidential administrations
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will read and analyze primary and secondary source documents from related time periods in United States History
Specific information about the topics, specific assignments and due dates will be located on Blackboard when a class has been scheduled.
Week #1: Reconstruction and Nativism
Week #2: Second Industrial Revolution Late Nineteenth Century
Week #3: Social Issues related to the Late Nineteenth Century/ Early Twentieth Century
Week #4: Domestic/Foreign Policy: Grant through McKinley
Week #5:Domestic/Foreign Policy: TR through FDR
Week #6: Domestic/Foreign Policy: Truman through Obama
Week #7: War and Foreign Policy Early to Mid-Twentieth Century
Week #8: War and Foreign Policy Post World War II
Total 1000 Points
ASSIGNMENTS 600 Points
This includes: attendance, class activities, homework, discussion boards, wikis, essays, and quizzes
PROJECT 100 Points
This will be an individual or group project. Specific project will be on Blackboard
EXAMS 300 Points
There will be a mid- term and a final exam