Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 201 - History of the United States, a Survey Course: from 1865 to the Present


One of two related courses (with HIST 200 ), which may be taken in either order. Post-Civil War Reconstruction; the industrial revolution and rise of the city; the new immigration; the social, cultural, and political responses to these changes; the emergence of the United States as a more active world power. American society in the 1920s, the Great Depression, the Cold War, and the controversies over the American role in world affairs; new developments in modern American society and culture. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours lecture/discussion each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze the roles of race, class, gender, religion, immigration, and ethnicity in American society.
  • Assess the major political figures and movements since the Civil War.
  • Identify the main themes in U.S. foreign policy, including the emergence of the United States as a superpower and the Cold War’s impact on foreign and domestic policy.
  • Explicate the relationships between industrial expansion, the evolution of the labor movement, and the role of government.

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