Jan 23, 2021  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HY 202 - History of the United States II

This course is designed to trace the major historical developments between Reconstruction after the Civil War to the present-day America. These developments are explored through the cultures, the rituals, and the people who lived through these times. The primary focus will begin with the serious issues of monetary and agrarian reform, labor, race, and economic fairness. It will continue with the growth of large urban centers and the disturbing changes that accompanied cities, the new technologies, mass-marketing techniques, new entertainments, world wars and the drastic economic and social changes in the final decades of the twentieth century.

Students have the option of choosing a Community-Based Learning section of this course.

Community Based Learning:

Community-based learning (CBL) is an experiential instructional strategy that engages students in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies, transforming them from passive recipients to active participants in their education and community while providing a deeper understanding of theories and course content.

Assignment Overview

  • Assignments: 6 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate how socially constructed notions of gender, race, ethnicity, and class have shaped the reality of American lives. 
  • Assess the impact of historical events on the social, political, and economic status of diverse groups of Americans. 
  • Analyze artifacts, artworks, primary-written documents, and literary contributions of Americans and how they contributed to the American cultural fabric. 
  • Write an historical essay with proper APA citation.

Credits: 3

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