HIST1202 - American History since 1877
Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 7. This course provides a discussion of the political, economic, cultural and social factors which have shaped American history. Topics include the Gilded Age, populism, progressivism, isolationism, American involvement in the two World Wars, the Cold War, Vietnam, the civil rights movement and the debate over American exceptionalism.
- Describe the economic, social and political impacts of the Gilded Age and the Age of Industrialism in the United States.
- Compare and contrast populism and progressivism.
- Describe American involvement in the two World Wars of the twentieth century.
- Analyze the causes and events of the Cold War.
- Assess the key events of the civil rights era.
- Describe the key events of the Vietnam War, including the youth and antiwar movements.
- Explain the significance of Watergate and the political, economic and social turmoil of the 1970s.
- Assess the events of the 1980s, including the fall of communism.
- Analyze historical sources, distinguishing primary from secondary sources.
- Communicate effectively using historical evidence and methods of analysis.
- Analyze and understand the diversity of peoples within their distinctive historical contexts.
5. History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
7. Human Diversity