Course Outline for AMH2020 - US HIST FROM 1865
Full Course Title: United States History from 1865 to Present (AA)
Course Description: A continuation of AMH2010, this course emphasizes the development of the United States into a world power and the internal, economic, social, political and cultural movements and forces. (*)
Credit Hours: 3 Clock Hours: Lecture Hours: 48
Lab Hours: Clinical Hours:
Funding Category: Advanced Professional (Transfer)
General Education Status: Yes
Gordon Rule: Yes
Pre-requisite Courses: None
Co-requisite Courses: None
Materials/equipment/Links required by student: None
Course Effective Term: Fall, 1999
Course Outline Creation Term: Fall, 2007
Course Outline Revision Term: Fall, 2018
Special Fees: None
Course Fee Revision Date:
Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will develop and demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.

Students will develop and demonstrate an understanding of the United States Constitution and its application.

Students will develop and demonstrate knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-governance.

Students will develop and demonstrate an understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation, and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society.

Determine the ways in which the American people have lived including cultural and social arrangements; the impact of socioeconomic change; and the interaction of groups divided by class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender,and region.

Methods of Assessment:
  • Objective Tests
  • Essay Tests
  • Research Report
  • Comprehensive Final Exam