HIS 186 - Modern American Social History
This course focuses on social change in the United States since 1877. Among the themes that will be discussed are those including but not limited to changing ideas and realities of social class, race, ethnicity, and gender, the development of social institutions (including education, health care, and social services), and the evolving role of government in American social life. Social movements such as the temperance, women's suffrage, and civil rights movements will also be considered.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify the major periods in the economic history of the United States.
2. Describe the roles of population, resources, and technologies in the historical development of the American economy.
3. Identify some of the major themes in the histories of American business and labor, and the relation of government to each.
4. Explain the relations between the development of the American economy and major international developments.
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