Jan 26, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022
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HIST 2360 - The Changing of America, 1945 to the Present

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Analysis of the forces that have shaped modern America: the Cold War, the Kennedy years, the Great Society, Vietnam, Watergate, the Energy Crisis, the Conservative Resurgence.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the central themes and events in American history from the end of the Second World War to the present.

Objectives: The student will

  1. Recognize the significance of historical events, individuals/organizations, and topics relevant to the period.
  2. Identify the various social, cultural, political, and economic movements relevant to the period.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to differentiate between the characteristics of the major historical movements germane to the period.

Objectives: The student will

  1. Recognize the effects of the Cold War on the United States and its institutions.
  2. Explain the impact of specific social, cultural, and economic movements on the United States and its institutions.
  3. Explain the impact of specific political movements, technological/scientific advances, and military activities on the United States and its institutions.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the American experience in a global context.

Objectives: The student will

  1. Explain America’s relationship with Europe and the Soviet Union in the post-War era.
  2. Explain America’s relationship with Japan, China and Southeast Asia in the post-War era.
  3. Explain America’s relationship with the Middle East and Africa in the post-War era.
  4. Explain America’s relationship with Latin America and South America in the post-War era.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Session and Topic:

  1. America’s Advent to Power (1898-1941)
  2. The Legacy of the Second World War (1941-1945)
  3. Cold War Politics in the Truman Years (1945-1953)
  4. The Politics and Culture of Abundance (1952-1960)
  5. A Decade of Rebellion and Reform (1960-1968)
  6. The Vietnam War and the Limits of Power (1961-1975)
  7. The Retreat from Liberalism, the End of the Cold War, and the Rise of the Global Economy (1976-2000)
  8. America in the Twenty-First Century and the Legacy of September 11th (2000-Present)

Primary Faculty
Weintz, Elton
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Williams-Chehmani, Angie
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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