Departmental Common Course Objectives: 1302

After completing History 1302 the student should be able to:

1. Describe how Anglo-American settlement of the west impacted the lives of women, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and African Americans.

2. Identify the major industries of the 19th century American West.

3. Explain the rise of the major industries in the 19th century United States.

4. Describe the effects of 19th century industrialization on labor unions, women and minorities.

5. Describe the social effects of urbanization on the 19th century United States.

6. Explain the major events of Gilded Age politics.

7. Describe the rise of the American overseas empire by 1900.

8. Identify the main political, social, intellectual and economic effects of Progressivism on American society.

9. Compare and contrast the “Square Deal,” the “New Nationalism” and the “New Freedom” programs.

10. Explain the background of and U.S. participation in World War I.

11. Describe how World War I transformed the roles of women, African Americans and Hispanic Americans.

12. Explain how the 1920s changed American society politically, socially and economically.

13. Identify the major writers of the 1920s.

14. Describe the causes of and results of the Great Depression.

15. Identify the changes in American politics and society brought about by the New Deal.

16. Explain the effects of American foreign policy in the 1920s and 1930s and the coming of World War II.

17. Describe the social, economic and political effects of World War II on American society.

18. Evaluate the major causes and effects of the Cold War on America from 1945 to 1960.

19. Describe the key events of the 1950s and their effects on American society with special emphasis on McCarthy and civil rights.

20. Compare and contrast the “New Frontier” and “Great Society” programs.

21. Examine the American involvement in Vietnam and the effect of that war on American society.

22. Describe the Republican Resurgence and the effects of Watergate.

23.    Evaluate the effects of the 1980s on American society.