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HIST 2200 - History of the United States Since 1877

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly HIST 2310)

A broad historical survey of the emergence of the United States as an industrial nation and world power.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify central themes and events in American history from the end of the Reconstruction period to the present.

Objectives: The student will:

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

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

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Explain the effects of specific social, cultural, and economic movements on the United States and its institutions.
  2. 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 since 1877 in a global context.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Examine America’s relationship with the Western Hemisphere.
  2. Examine America’s relationship with European powers.
  3. Examine America’s relationship with Southeast Asia.
  4. Examine America’s relationship with Africa and the Middle East.

  • 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
Session and Topic:

  1. The Gilded Age (1877-1901)
  2. American Expansionism (1898-1917)
  3. The Progressive Era (1901-1921)
  4. World War I (1914-1920)
  5. The 1920s and the Great Depression (1920-1933)
  6. Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal (1933-1941)
  7. American Isolationism and World War II (1920-1945)
  8. Cold War Politics under Truman and Eisenhower in the Post-War Era (1945-1961)
  9. American Prosperity and the Culture of Abundance (1945-1961)
  10. Social and Cultural Rebellion and Liberal Reform in the Post-War Era (1945-1968)
  11. The Vietnam War and Cold War Confrontation in the 1960s and 1970s (1961-1975)
  12. The End of Liberalism, the End of the Cold War, and the Rise of the Global Economy (1968-2000)
  13. 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
Pritchett, Marie

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

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