4 Credits, 4 Contacts

Course instruction investigates dominant political, economic, foreign policy, and social trends in U.S. development from Reconstruction through the 20th century. The main focus identifies the movement of America from rapid, post-Civil War industrialization, to emergence as a competitive world power; culminating in its becoming a preeminent global force after 1945. This inquiry involves refining critical thinking skills through analyzing overlapping and interconnected themes or modern U.S. development.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121