United States since 1877 Online Course
History 104 examines United States history from the end of Reconstruction to the beginning of the 21st century.
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $384.88 per credit
Why take United States Since 1877 online?
This course is a survey of the history of the United States since Reconstruction, including the transformation of an isolationist, agrarian nation into an urban industrial and world power with attention to the resulting domestic social, economic and political changes. It has three interrelated objectives:
- introduce major themes, events, and personalities in the period to give students a basic framework for understanding of the last 150 years of America’s past.
- develop student's ability to understand some of the interpretive problems that historians encounter and debate in explaining the past.
- develop critical thinking and related skills that students can deploy in other classes and in their own personal and professional lives.
Students have 3 to 9 months to complete this course from the time of enrollment. You may work at your own pace and complete lessons on your own schedule, submitting up to three items per week for grading. This course contains 15 lessons designed to focus your study of American history and to assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes. You will work through a combination of required readings and view captioned videos. Your work will include 15 lesson quizzes, 15 InQuizitive interactive quizzes, 4 section writing/video assignments, and 4 term paper assignments.
Section 1: Growing Pains
- The Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877
- Business and Labor in the Industrial Era, 1860-1900
- The New South and the New West, 1865-1900
- Political Stalemate and Rural Revolt, 1865-1900
- Seizing an American Empire, 1865-1913
Section 2: Modern America
- The Progressive Era, 1890-1920
- America and the Great War, 1914-1920
- A Clash of Cultures, 1920-1929
- The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1933-1939
- The Second World War, 1933-1945
Section 3A and B: The American Age
- The Cold War and the Fair Deal, 1945-1952
- Affluence and Anxiety in the Atomic Age, 1950-1959
- New Frontiers and a Great Society, 1960-1968
- Rebellion and Reaction, 1960s and 1970s
- Conservative Revival, 1977-2000
- Twenty-First-Century America, 2000−Present
What are the required texts for this course?
Shi, David Emory. America a Narrative History, 12th Edition, Brief. Volume 2 - Chapters 15 to 30. ISBN 9780393882568
Norton Publishing has paperback, online or downloadable options available for purchase. The Norton site includes the required InQuizitive online tools. If purchasing through the UND bookstore or another third-party source, be sure the registration code for the InQuizitive online tools is included.
Two additional readings are provided free within the course:
- Wells, Ida B. Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases. New York Age Print, 1892.
- Sanger, Margaret. Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentano’s, 1920.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
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