HST 114 : United States History from 1877

This course is a survey of the American past from 1877 to the present. It examines the major forces, personalities, events, and institutions that have shaped the American experience to the present. Topics include westward expansion, industrialization, urbanization, mass immigration, race relations, and the global role of the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries. Students develop the ability to think, read, and write critically and analytically and to understand the various forms of human interaction through a study of the growth of the United States since 1877. The course aids students in their efforts to understand the principles of group behavior and how power is wielded in society. Prerequisite: A passing score on the college's reading and writing placement tests or, C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or ENG 092. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Critical Thinking, Ethical Dimensions, Global and Historic Awareness and Multicultural and Social Perspectives.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 1. Assess the growth of American power from the Reconstruction Era to the present. 2. Analyze the continuing evolution of the American identity at home and abroad. 3. Examine the continuing evolution of American governmental institutions and policies from the Reconstruction Era to the present. 4. Explain the continuing development and transformation of the American economy. 5. Evaluate the impact of social, religious, intellectual, and cultural movements in the United States from the Reconstruction Era to the present.