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HIS 104 - Modern US History: From Reconstruction to Superpower

This survey inquiries into the development of American history from the post-Civil War Reconstruction era through the modern day. It will explore the major social, cultural, political, and economic themes that dominated American society. The class will illustrate how America was forged by a combination of cultures and beliefs. The goal of the class is to show the progression of America from two countries divided by war through its emergence as a world superpower. Students will be introduced to topics such as: immigration, industrialization, technology, the Civil Rights Movement, World Wars, the Cold War, foreign relations, peacekeeping and the war on terror. Continuing themes will include: individual rights, government control, ethics, leadership, nationalism, international status, race, and gender.

Credit Hours: 3.00

Course Fees: $0.00

Academic Catalog 17-18