HIST 110: The American Experience

Class Program
Degree Code
Social Science
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55
A brief history of the United States, this course combines a chronological and thematic approach to answer a few essential questions—the most important of which being, what does it mean to be an American? Critical periods in American History are examined with an eye toward their lasting impact upon American culture and politics. These periods include the colonial and revolutionary era, the age of reform (1830s/40s), the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Age of Industrialization, and world wars, and the Cold War. Essential questions will examine such things as democracy, opportunity, justice and equality. Please note: This course includes information also covered in greater detail in HIST&136 and HIST&137.
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Students will be able to clearly relate the intent and demonstrate the application of NEC requirements.
  2. Students will apply National Electric Code requirements to wiring techniques while trouble-shooting and maintaining electrical equipment and installations.
Course Content Outline
  1. 1585-1620 New Found Land: Imagining America
  2. 1620-1750 A City on a Hill: The Origins of a Redeemer Nation
  3. 1750-1783 The Cause of All Mankind: From Colonies to Common Sense
  4. 1783-1790 Self-Evident Truths: Founding the Revolutionary Republic
  5. 1790-1840 The Last, Best Hope of Earth: Toward the Second American Revolution
  6. 1840-1865 Westward the Course of Empire: From Union to Nation
  7. 1865-1898 A Promised Land: Gateway to the American Century
  8. 1898-1920 The Soldier’s Faith: Conflict and Conformity
  9. 1920-1940 Beyond the Last Frontier: A New Deal for America
  10. 1940-1960 A Land in Transition: America in the Atomic Age
  11. 1960-2000 Armies of the Night: Counterculture and Counterrevolution
Department Guidelines

PO4 should be assessed: Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.

PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.