U.S. History Since 1877
3 Credit Hours

Course Description

This course includes the political, socio-cultural, and economic factors in the development of American Civilization from the end of Reconstruction to the Present. The course will focus on the changing aspirations and behavior of ordinary Americans as well as the transformative achievements of the powerful and famous. The objective is to understand not only what happened, but also why it happened. The course will allow students to analyze critically the significance of race, ethnicity, religion, class, and gender in the American Experience and prepare students to make their own judgments about the relative importance of different factors in shaping the American past.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Software and Hardware Requirement
The student will need access to the Internet and email for completion of this course.

Computer Literacy Requirement
The student must have previous experience working with computers and the Internet; must be able to use e-mail; and must be able to send attachments via the e-mail system.

3 tests
5 papers (2-3 pages typed each)
several discussions to participate and respond to

Instructor: Chad Hauser

E-mail: hauser@iowacentral.edu