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HST202 History of the US 1840-1914

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Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political, social and economic ideas and events from 1840 to 1914. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 30531

From the Instructor:
Course Description We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. Abraham Lincoln (1864) In this class we will explore how and why the meanings of liberty and freedom changed between 1820 and 1914? What new ideas about liberty and freedom circulated? What new circumstances generated them? How did they expand/develop or contract/regress? What groups or individuals supported or thwarted them? Why did they find fertile ground or face hostility? Course Learning Outcomes Articulate an understanding of key events in the nineteenth and early twentieth century history of the United States and use critical thinking in order to evaluate historical changes and their impact on current U.S. society. Recognize the historical contributions of different groups (national, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual and gendered) that interacted in the United States in order to appreciate and evaluate current U.S. diversity. Identify culturally-grounded assumptions which have influenced the perceptions and behaviors of people in the past in order to assess how culture continues to affect human behavior. Communicate effectively using historical analysis. Connect the past with present-day events to enhance contemporary understanding and encourage civic engagement.
Course Specific Requirements:
Course Requirements - A diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. James Madison Books (2) required - available at the PCC-Sylvania bookstore 1) Give Me Liberty: An American History (GML) (Seagull Third Edition) by Eric Foner two copies are on two-hour reserve in the PCC-Sylvania library] 2) Abraham Lincoln by James McPherson (Oxford University Press, 2009) DVDs (2) sets, optional - available at PCC-SY bookstore: (19) half-hour lessons: Shaping America Lessons 16 thru 26; Transforming America Lessons 1 thru 8.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 30531 - 23-Jun-2014 thru 16-Aug-2014
Instructor: John M Shaw
Notes: 8 week online course, June 23 - August 16.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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