Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

HIST 102: United States History 1865 to Present

General Information

  • Name: United States History 1865 to Present
  • Discipline: History (HIST)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Covers American history and civilization since the end of the American Civil War.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Gain factual knowledge (terminology and trends) about the field of American history and civilization since the end of the civil war.
  • Learn fundamental principles, causal factors for change, theories, and generalizations from the field of American history and civilization since the end of the civil war.
  • Learn to apply course materials and presentations to improve analytical skills and rational thinking.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

Students who complete HIST 102 are expected to demonstrate they:

  1. Have college-level skills in reading, writing, and oral communication appropriate to their degree and/or emphasis.
  2. Have problem solving, critical and creative thinking skills.
  3. Have effective and efficient learning skills, including the location and evaluation of information.
  4. Understand and apply social science principles, including an appreciation of participation in civic affairs.


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