United States History Since 1865 - HIS 122 at Virginia Western Community College


Effective: 2022-03-31

Course Description

Introduces the history of the United States from 1865 to present. Includes major political, social and economic developments since 1865, overseas expansion, the two world wars, the Cold War and the post-Cold War era. This is a Passport and UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

HIS 122 surveys the general history of the United States from 1865 to the present. This course allows students to reach a basic understanding of the historical development of the United States through a combination of educational methods including lecture, document analysis, and historical methodology.Students will learn about the important political, economic, social, intellectual, cultural and religious changes that shaped the development of the United States.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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