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American History HIS 301

Formerly American History HIS 301
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 
Version 1: 45 hours (5-15 weeks). Version 2: 45 hours (5-12 weeks).
Dates: 

Version 1: June 2002 - April 2007. Version 2: May 2007 - July 2015. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the development of American cultural, social, political and religious institutions; understand and explain American religious, social and cultural origins; describe and discuss important events and actors from American history; evaluate the relationship between religion and American national life; and understand what it means to be an American, how the nation has developed its strengths and weaknesses, its motivations and goals. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the development of American cultural, social, political and religious institutions; understand and explain American religious, social and cultural origins; describe and discuss important events and actors from American history; evaluate the relationship between religion and American national life; and understand what it means to be an American, how the nation has developed, its strengths and weaknesses, its motivations and goals.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics covered in the course are: What is history?; America before the Europeans, European colonization, British Colonial America, British-French struggle over North America, American War for Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution, Growth of the new nation, Civil War, Reconstruction, westward expansion, immigration, industrialization, World War I, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War and after the fall of communism. Methods of instruction include lecture with questions and discussion. Various documents that pertain to the American historical experience are read and discussed in class. A term paper is expected at the end of the course. Evaluation criteria include: two tests, two reaction papers, class discussion on various documents from American history and a research paper. Version 2: Major topics covered in the course are: What is history?; America before the Europeans; European colonization; British Colonial America; British-French struggle over North America; American War for Independence; Articles of Confederation; Constitution; Growth of the new nation; Civil War; Reconstruction; Westward expansion; Immigration; Industrialization; World War I; The Great Depression and the New Deal; World War II; The Cold War; after the fall of communism. Methods of instruction include: lecture with questions and discussion encouraged. Various documents that pertain to the American historical experience are read and discussed in class. A term paper is expected at the end of the course. Evaluation criteria include: tests, reaction papers, and a research paper.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in American History (10/03). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in U.S. History (04/07) (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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