HY 202 - History of the United States II
This course is an introductory survey of American history from the end of Reconstruction to the present. The first is simple chronology: You need a basic grounding in “what happened when,” in order to address the even more interesting question of “why.” Second, you will learn to think historically: to analyze past events, to place them in a larger context of historical change, to criticize your own assumptions, and look at the past from different perspectives, you’ll accomplish this goal by examining and analyzing primary documents. The third goal is to help you learn to communicate your ideas, through writing and discussion.
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.
Prerequisites & Notes
EH 106 or equivalent is required; EH 107 or equivalent is recommended.
- Assignments: Varied Throughout the Term
- Interactivity: Discussion Boards
- 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.
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