SRJC Course Outlines

7/24/2024 11:04:50 PMHIST 17.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 17.2Title:  U S HIST 1877 TO PRESENT  
Full Title:  United States History from 1877
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HIST 17B

Catalog Description:
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A survey of United States history from 1877 to the present.  This course will focus on social, political, economic, and cultural events that have helped shape the history of the United States.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A survey of United States history from 1877 to the present.  This course will focus on social, political, economic, and cultural events that have helped shape the history of the United States.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Institutions
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010Fall 2011
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Fall 2010
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 X1U.S. History  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 XAU.S. History  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: HIST 140 United States History from 1865 SRJC Equivalent Course(s): HIST17.2

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Analyze the political, economic, cultural, and social developments in the U.S. from 1877 to
      the present.
2.   Evaluate the causes and effects of historical events of both the United States and abroad.
3.   Analyze and distinguish between primary and secondary sources as historical evidence.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Locate on maps the different regions of the U.S. and areas of the world where the U.S.
      intervenes during this time period.
2.  Recognize the unique contributions and experiences of women, African Americans,
      Native Americans, and immigrants during this time period.
3.  Analyze how race, gender, class, and ethnicity have been factors in the United States
     at this time.
4.  Compare and contrast differing opinions on critical historical developments and distinguish
      between fact and myth.
5.  Demonstrate critical thinking through analysis of historical events and a variety of
      primary and secondary sources.

Topics and Scope
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I. Reconstruction
 A. Presidential Reconstruction
 B. Radical Reconstruction
     1. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments
     2. Freedmen's Bureau
     3. Election of 1877 and the End of Reconstruction
 C. Segregation Re-instated
     1. Violence
     2. Legal segregation: Plessy v. Ferguson
     3. Sharecropping and Disenfranchisement
II. The West
  A. Reservations
      1. Forced Removal
      2. Assimilation
  B. Chinese Immigration
III. Industrialization and the Corporation
  A. Gilded Age
  B. European Immigration
  C. Unionization
  D. Populism
IV. Imperialism
 A. Hawaii
 B. Spanish American War
V. Progressivism - Challenge to Social Darwinism
 A. Women's challenges
     1. Settlement houses
     2. Women's clubs
      3. Suffrage
 B. African American Challenges
     1. Anti-lynching Movement
     2. DuBois and Washington
VI. World War I
 A. Competition in Europe and the Balance of Power
 B. U.S. Involvement
     1. Committee for Public Information (CPI)
     2. Armistice
     3. Treaty of Versailles
 C. U.S. Post-war isolation
VII. 1920s
 A. Economic Boom
 B. Jazz Age
 C. Red Scare
 D. Causes of the Great Depression
VIII. The Great Depression
 A. Immediate Effects
  B. Hoover's Response
IX. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal
 A. Relief
 B. Reform
X. World War II
 A. Rise of Fascism in Europe and Asia
 B. U.S. Role in Europe and Asia
XI.Cold War
 A. Growing Tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union
 B. Containment
 C. Domestic Policies
XII. The Fifties
 A. Economic Growth
 B. The Suburbs
 C. Consumerism
XIII. Civil Rights Movement
 A. Effects of WW II
 B. Brown v. Board of Education
 C. Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committeee (SNCC)
 D. Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965
 E. Radical Voices
 F. Other Liberation Movements
    1. Women
     2. Latinos
    3. Native Americans
    4. Gay Rights
XIV. Cold War in the 1960s
  A. Cuba
       1.  Bay of Pigs Crisis
       2.  Cuban Missile Crisis
  B. Vietnam
      1. France's Role
      2. Gulf of Tonkin
      3. Credibility Gap
      4. Counterculture and Anti-War Movement
      5. Backlash of 1968
      6. Nixon and the Silent Majority
XV. 1970s
 A. Watergate
 B. Energy Crisis
 C. Environmentalism
 D. Iranian Hostage Crisis
XVI. 1980s
A. Reagan and Reaganomics
B. The Rise of the Religious Right
C. Fall of Soviet Union
XVII. 1990s and Beyond
A. Gulf War I
B. Rodney King Riots
C. Clinton Administration
D. Third Wave of Feminism
E. Latino Immigration
F. 9/11

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1.  Regular attendance and extensive notetaking in class is expected.
2.  Weekly reading assignments of roughly 30-50 pages a week.These assignments will be both primary and secondary sources.
3.  1500-3000 words of out-of-class writing will be assigned over the semester.These assignments may be reaction papers, analytical essays, or research papers.The assignments will critically and historically interpret primary and secondary sources.  
4.  Written homework as directed by the instructor.
5.  An in-class blue book midterm and final. Each exam will be 500-1,000 words each.
6.  Participation  in discussion as directed by instructor.
7.  Objective quizzes and/or exams.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Analytical, expository essays, reviews, research papers including primary and secondary sources
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 70%
Essay and multple-choice exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynchings in the United States, 1892-1893-1894.  Wells, Ida B.  Chicago: 2010 (Classic)
America:  A Concise History, vol. 2, 6th ed.   Henretta, James A., et al.  Bedford St.Martins:  2015
American Passages,  vol 2, 4th ed.  Ayers, Edward L., et al.   Harcourt College Publishers:  2011
The Feminine Mystique.  Friedan, Betty.  Norton & Co:  2001 (classic)
Unfinished Nation, vol. 2, 6th ed.   Brinkley, Alan.  McGraw Hill:  2012

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