SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2020 2:49:23 AMHIST 20 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 20Title:  US HISTORY SINCE 1945  
Full Title:  History of the US Since 1945
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

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 17.3

Catalog Description:
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This course will explore the political, economic, and social history of America from 1945 to the present including the United States' role in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Domestic trends examined will include the expanding consumer society, the rise of social movements, and the response of neo-conservatism. Additionally, the course will focus on America's relationship to the larger world including battling post 9-11 terrorism, participation in the Middle East conflict, globalization and dealing with climate change.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will explore the political, economic, and social history of America from 1945 to the present including the United States' role in the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Domestic trends examined will include the expanding consumer society, the rise of social movements, and the response of neo-conservatism. Additionally, the course will focus on America's relationship to the larger world including battlingv post 9-11 terrorism, participation in the Middle East conflict, globalization and dealing with climate change.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1994
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2012
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D4Gender Studies  
 D6History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1992Summer 2012
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D2Economics  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D4Gender Studies  
 D6History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Summer 1992
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D2Economics  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D4Gender Studies  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2013
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4DGender Studies  
 4FHistory  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981Fall 2013
 4FHistory  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Analyze the political and economic forces that have shaped the
    development of American society and institutions from 1945 to present.
2.  Examine the impact of race, class, and gender on particular groups since World War II.
3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the causes and effects of historical events after
    World War II.

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Students will be able to:
1. Examine, discuss, and evaluate the experiences, roles, achievements, and contributions of
    European Americans, African Americans, Latinos, and new immigrants after World War II.
2. Use the social historical approach to analyze the past and identify an awareness of historical
    methods used by historians to interpret the past.
3. Identify examples of how class, race, and gender have shaped and reproduced power relations
     in American society since 1945.
4. Employ appropriate vocabulary to analyze American political history and political parties
    after 1945.
5. Assess major social movements including labor, civil rights, feminism, environmentalism,
    religious fundamentalism, neo conservatism, and their impacts on American society and
    politics in the postwar era.
6. Compare and contrast different historical interpretations that explain major historical events
    and social change over time.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Social History: Methods of Inquiry
II.  Study of History: Methods of Inquiry and Promoting Critical Thinking
III. The Legacy of World War II: Race, Class and Gender on the homefront
    A. "Double V" and A.P. Randolph's March on Washington Movement
    B. G.I. Forum and League of United Latin Americans
    C. Bracero program
    D. "Rosie the Riveter" goes home
IV.  Extending the New Deal Reform Agenda
    A. G.I. Bill
    B. Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and postwar labor-liberalism
    C. Interstate Highway Bill
V.  Origins of the Cold War
    A. NATO and the Warsaw Pact
    B. Global Arms Race
    C. Korean War
VI.  McCarthyism, the Anticommunist Crusade, and Postwar Liberalism
    A. Civil rights
    B. Organized labor
    C. The disarmament movement
VII.  The Suburbs
    A. Consumer culture
    B. The new Cult of Domesticity
    C. Redlining, restrictive covenants, and racial/ethnic exclusion
VIII.  The Civil Rights Movement
    A. Wartime and postwar migration and the black vote
    B. Brown versus Board of Education
    C. The Montgomery Bus Boycott and SCLC
    D. Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965
    E. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision
    F. Malcolm X
IX. The United Farm Workers, Latinx, and Hart-Cellar Act
X.  American Indian Movement
    A. Occupation of Alcatraz 1969
    B. Trail of Broken Treaties
    C. Wounded Knee 1973
XI. The Cold War in the 1960s
    A. The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis
    B. Vietnam: From Dien Ben Phu to the Tet Offensive
XII. Escalation and the Anti-War Movement
    A. LBJ and the Gulf of Tonkin
    B. Increasing Protests
         1. College Campuses
         2. G.I. Resistance
         3. Chicano Moratorium
     C. "Credibility Gap" and theTet Offensive
XIII. Lyndon Johnson's Great Society
    A. The War on Poverty
    B. Structural inequality and urban riots
XIV. Second Wave Feminism
    A. Betty Friedan and NOW
    B. Women's Liberation
XV. 1968
    A. MLK Assassination
    B. RFK Assasination
    C. Growing dissent over Vietnam
    D. Nixon and the Silent Majority
XVI. Stonewall Riots and Gay Liberation
XVII. The Cold War in the 1970s
    A. Vietnamization and "peace with honor"
    B. D├ętente and normalization of relations with China and the Soviet Union
XVIII. Richard Nixon
    A. Watergate
    B. Expansion of Presidential Power and Constitutional Crisis
XIX. The Carter Presidency
    A. Camp David
    B. Iran Hostage Crisis
    C. Decline of domestic manufacturing
    D. Economic decline
XX. The Reagan Era: Rise of Neoconservatism
    A. Deregulation and "supply side" economics
    B. Decline of organized labor
    C. Questioning the welfare state and its impact
    D. White flight to suburbs
    E. 3rd wave of immigration
    F.  Intervention in Central America
    G. Iran-Contra scandal
XXI. George H. W. Bush
    A. Collapse of the Soviet Union
    B. 1991 Gulf War
XXII. The Clinton Era
    A. 1992 Los Angeles Riot
     B. The Information Revolution
    C. 1990s boom and growth across the socio-economic spectrum
XXIII. The Bush Era
    A. 9/11
    B. Patriot Act and the debate over civil liberties
    C. Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
    D. Housing crisis and economic downturn
XXIV. The Obama Era
    A. Obama Care
    B. American Recovery Act
    C. Social Movements and Divisions
          1. Gay Marriage
         2. Black Lives Matter
XXV. The Election of Donald Trump

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading assignments of roughly 40 to 50 pages. These assignments
    will consist of primary and secondary sources
2. 2000-4000 words of out-of-class writing will be assigned over the semester. These
     assignments may be reaction papers, analytical essays, and/or research papers. The
    assignments will critically interpret primary and secondary sources.  
3. One to two midterm(s) and a final. At least 2 of these exams will be held in class for face to
    face classes. Exams must include essays with optional objective questions.
4. Participation in discussion as directed by instructor
5. Written homework as directed by the instructor

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%
Reaction papers, analytical essays, and/or research papers (including primary and secondary sources). Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice and essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Class participation; oral and analytical synopsis of weekly readings


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A History of Our Time:  Readings on Postwar America, 6th ed. Chafe, William,  Bailey, Beth, and  Sitkoff. Oxford. 2003 (classic)
 
Postwar Immigrant America: A Social History. Ueda, Reed. Bedford. 1994 (classic)
 
The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II. 8th ed. Chafe, William. Oxford University Press. 2014 (classic)
 
Instructor prepared materials

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