HIST1311 The United States Since 1877

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Goals 5 & 9 - History & the Social & Behavioral Sciences and Ethical & Civic Responsibility. This course will examine trends and events from the end of Reconstruction until the present, including topics such as industrial modernization, imperialism, Jim Crow, progressivism, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the New Deal, the Cold War, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Civil Rights movement, Great Society reforms, the impact of 9/11/01, America's changing role in the world, and continuing political controversies.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • acquire basic knowledge and understanding of American history since the end of Reconstruction, including but not limited to the topics mentioned in the description
  • gain appreciation for the ways the study of past is related to the contemporary situation
  • acquire a basic understanding of the discipline of history and historical knowledge
  • develop greater interest and curiosity about the study of history
  • develop enhanced college-level skills in analysis, writing, research, and oral presentations


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other