hst175 | undergraduate

The American Experience Since 1945

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This course is an overview of the principal social, political, economic, and global events which have shaped the American experience since World War II. Understanding modern American history is a necessity in today's ever-changing world. This course aims to supply the tools for understanding current political, social, cultural, and economic problems in the U.S. by applying a historical perspective to analyze contemporary issues.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    The Reagan Revolution: 80s

    • Examine the foreign policy actions, interventions, and militarization of the Reagan administration.
    • Examine Ronald Reagan’s social, political, and economic views.

    New Global Challenges and Opportunities: 1990â Present

    • Summarize the social, political, and economic opportunities and challenges of American society in the 21st century.
    • Identify how the War on Terror transformed modern U.S. foreign policy.

    American Society in the Cold War Era: 1945â 1960

    • Explain U.S. Cold War policies, practices, and events in the late 1940s and 1950s.

    Cultural Transformations of the 60s

    • Identify events and individuals in the Civil Rights movement and the contributions of those involved.
    • Explore major social movements and trends of the 1960s.

    Economic, Political, and Social Challenges: 70s

    • Outline the major social and cultural transformations during the 1970s.
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