HST 203 : History of the United States 1914 to Present
Examines the social, political, economic, and cultural developments of the United States from 1914 to the present. Includes: World War I; 19th Amendment (women's suffrage); "roaring" 1920s; civil liberties; Great Depression; World War II; Cold War (Korea, "Red Scare," Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam, fall of the Berlin Wall); Civil Rights movements, legislation and Martin Luther King, Jr.; The Great Society and War on Poverty; Watergate and Iran/Contra scandals; 9/11. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order.
Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Articulate and interpret an understanding of key historical facts and events in the twentieth and twenty first century history of the United States.
- Identify the influence of culturally based practices, values, and beliefs to analyze how historically defined meanings of difference affect human behavior.
- Identify and investigate historical theses, evaluate information and its sources, and use appropriate reasoning to construct evidence-based arguments on historical issues.
- Construct a well organized historical argument using effective, appropriate, and accurate language.
This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/ASOT-B, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAOT.