United States evolvement after the early years of nation building. The course will begin at the end of the Jacksonian Reform era, and end with the period of overseas expansion as the United States become a Great Power nation. This course will examine a number of crisis or issues of change, including civil war, western expansion, industrialization, immigration and urbanization. The student will learn how the people of the United States responded to crisis periods through reform movements such as Populism, unionization, Progressivism and imperialism. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Social Sciences, Elective)
Eligibility for or completion of ENGL& 101
- Demonstrate a “historical mindedness”-- understanding the historical context of ideas, events, and issues.
- Demonstrate a sense of regionalism that incorporates geography, economics, politics, and culture.
- Identify the contributions and world view of diverse populations of the region.
- Distinguish major themes from a regional perspective and from a national perspective.
- Demonstrate mastery of significant events, people, and ideas that shaped the region from the beginnings of human settlement.
- Analyze and synthesize critical primary and secondary source materials.
- Organize thoughts and communicate them clearly and concisely in written form and in oral discussions.