HISTORY 17- Class Syllabus HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1876 3 Units, 3 hour lectures. Prerequisite: None; Co-requisite: None; Preparation: None required Text: The American Pageant, by Bailey, Cohen and Kennedy, Vol. II: Since 1865, 15th Edition Course Description: U.S. History from the Reconstruction Period to the present, relating to: The Industrial Revolution Reform movements from the Progressive Era to the New Deal Overseas expansion Collective security in foreign affairs Other foreign and domestic issues since World War II Course Goals: To communicate in narrative form the major events of American History during this period To acquaint students with the major personalities of this period To develop a sense of national identity leading to a greater appreciation of common citizenship To present a curriculum that approaches a level of intellectual and academic rigor equal to freshman history courses offered at four year colleges and universities Saddleback College History Department Learning Objective: Students who complete History 17 will be able to analyze critically, with reference to historical evidence, the evolution of US politics, economics, and culture since 1876. Specific Student Learning Outcomes, History 17: Modern American History: Students will be able to identify the Factors of Production which contributed to America’s rapid industrialization. (Unit One) Students will be able to identify the specific responses of the National Government to the crisis of the Great Depression. (Unit 2) Students will be able to identify the major military and diplomatic actions of the American Government in response to the advent of the Cold War. (Unit 3) Presentations: Date January 22 Topic Industrial Transformation; Political and Economic Philosophies of the Gilded Age The Railroads Readings Chapter 23 January 29 Life in the New Industrial Age Chapter 26 February 5 Progressivism – the Response to Industrialism Chapter 28 & 29 February 12 The Rise of the American Empire; Foreign Affairs, 1876 – 1914 Chapter 27 February 19 To Make the World Safe for Democracy The U.S. in World War I, 1914 – 1920 Chapter 30 February 26 EXAM I: (Lecture to follow) The Early Twenties, Transition from War to Peace March 5 The Twenties and the Great Depression Chapter 31 & 32 March 12 The 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt and The New Deal Chapter 33 March 19 America in the Second World War, 1941 – 1945 Chapter 34 & 35 April 2 Harry Truman, The Fair Deal and the Genesis of the Cold War Chapter 36 April 9 EXAM II April 16 The Fifties: Ike and Dulles; Waging Peace, The Happy Days – America at Home Chapter 37 April 23 JFK: The Thousand Days Chapter 38 April 30 The Great Society to May 7 Nixon, Ford and Carter – The Seventies Chapter 39 May 114 The Recent Past Chapter 40 May 21 EXAM III Exams are scheduled for the evenings of 2/26, 4/9, 5/21 They are equal in value and composed of multiple choice and short essay questions. Grading criteria will be discussed in class. The formal written component of History 17 will be a book report, the format of which is described in an accompanying handout. This paper will have the value of two exam scores; thus, a student’s grade will be drawn from 3 exams and one paper worth 2 exams. Make-up exams may be administered for a legitimate or anticipated absence. Irregular attendance may result in a student being dropped from the class. Drop dates without penalty can be found in the class schedule. This is a student responsibility. Please be punctual - presentations will begin promptly at 7 o’clock. Saddleback College: 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692–3635 Website: www.saddleback.cc.ca.us; Tel: (949) 582-4500 Professor Timothy Gamble Vargish: Social and Behavioral Sciences Division; Office Hours: Available the hour before class in the Division Office or by appointment. Voice Mail: 582-4900, ext. 3571; E-mail: [email protected] The Saddleback College Library: The James B. Utt Memorial Library, the first permanent facility built at Saddleback College, plays a leading role in the instructional program of the Saddleback Community College District. 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Varied tutoring services are available to satisfy student’s needs such as one-on-one and small groups instruction plus drop-in and study-skill workshops. The LRC is located on the first floor of the Library Building, room 212. The LRC is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M., and closed Friday through Sunday. Hours are subject to change and may be confirmed by calling 582-4519. Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS): EOPS is an outreach and retention program designed to assist low-income, educationally disadvantaged and under represented ethnic minority students. EOPS eligible students may receive: College and financial aid application assistance Priority registration EOPS book service Academic, personal and career counseling Tutoring Assistance in transferring to a 4 year college or university Interested students should apply at the EOPS office in the Student Services Center, room 126, or call 582-4620. Bilingual staff is available. Computer Sites for The American Pageant, 15th Edition: http://college//cengage.com/history/us/kennedy/am pageant/14e/student home.html http://apusreader.podomatic.com/archive/ course-notes.org APNotes.net WikiNotes.com Please note that any materials or information connected to the text that refers to the 14th Edition of the American Pageant will be essentially the same and just as useful.