The third part of the History of the United States examines the 20th century starting with World War I. In this period attention directed toward the development of the United States as a modern nation-state. We will cover the process industrialization, urbanization, and immigration that shaped the contours of the country right into the 21st century. Other topics of interest in the larger processes will be the Great Depression, Imperialism, World War I and II, the Cold War, environmentalism, nuclear war and terrorism. The course will end as the United States enters the post-Cold War era. 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.
- Develop a sense of regionalism that incorporates geography, economics, politics, and culture.
- Appreciate 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.