This free, online college class will familiarize students with the historical development of the United States from Reconstruction to the present (or thereabout). We will examine social, political, and economic change in the Americas in order to understand better the emergence of the United States as a world power and contemporary issues confronting the United States. The course has three interrelated goals:
- to acquaint the student with the main events and themes of the history of the United States from the 1877 to the present
- to cultivate analytical thought and develop dialogue among students
- to build the skills necessary for clear written communication about the historical development of our modern national institutions and social and economic structures
Tom Lee, Ph.D and Melanie Storie, M.A.