American History 1877 to Present
Gain knowledge of some of the major developments in American history from 1877 to the present (industrialization, immigration, urbanization, political and social movements, gender, and foreign policy), including an understanding of key historical terms and theories. Demonstrate this knowledge in exams, papers, and class discussion.
Hone the ability to analyze historical questions and issues in American history from 1877 to the present, assess historical information accurately, and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions in exams and papers.
Research Skills and Ethics
Learn from example and practice in classroom activities, papers, and exams to evaluate primary and secondary sources skillfully and honestly.
Learn to integrate data into coherent arguments expressed through a clear, well-written style in exams, papers, class discussions, and other classroom learning activities.