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Course Code: HIST408 Course ID: 3070 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines the changes in American society at the end of the 19th century as it confronted the issues of industrialization, immigration, and urbanization. It explores the open conflict between the advocates of isolationism and collective security and examines the impact of World War I. It also examines the changing values of the 1920’s, the stock market crash of 1929, the Great Depression that followed, and the prelude to the second world war. (Prerequisites: HIST300/HS334 for History and Military History majors only)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of The United States: 1900 to World War II students will be able to:

CO-1 Examine changes in American society from the turn of the twentieth century to the end of World War II.

CO-2 Assess the economic, political, and social reform movements in the United States between 1900 and 1945.

CO-3 Analyze the economic history of the United States in the first half of the Twentieth Century with a special focus on the stock market crash and the Great Depression.

CO-4 Analyze the ties between foreign and domestic policy between 1900 and 1945.

CO-5 Discuss the impact of World War II on the United States.

There are several types of assignments to complete for this course. In the lesson section of the class, under the tab Assignment, are detailed expectations for each assignment. Here, in the syllabus, I am providing a brief description of each assignment and the grading in general terms.

Discussions

The Week One Discussion is composed of an introduction (this is due by 11:55 p.m., Eastern Time on the Friday of Week 1). Students must also responsd to and provide commentary to at least three fellow classmates . The classmates’ responses are due by 11:55 p.m., Eastern Time on the Sunday of Week 1.

Weeks Two through Seven, the following applies:

  • Thoroughness of the Initial Post (50 points): These posts should be your own ideas. That being said, you are free and welcome to use quotations from our sources to support your opinions. You do not need to provide any annotations or sourcing in any of the Discussion. However, if you do have a quote it might be useful to practice annotation here. A reminder that you must use Chicago/Turabian format. These posts are due by 11:55 p.m., Eastern Time on Friday of the weeks they are due.
  • Thoroughness of Classmates’ Responses (30 points): Your responses should add to the conversation. Simply saying, "I agree" or "I disagree" is not good enough. Explain whether you agree and why. Bring up another related point, or ask a question. If you choose to ask a question, though, be sure to give your own answer, as well. You will respond to at least three of your classmates during each forum. These posts are due by 11:55 p.m., Eastern Time on Sunday of the weeks they are due.
  • Thoroughness of Follow-Up Question (20 points): Same requirements as your original response. These posts are due by 11:55 p.m., Eastern Time on the Sunday of the following week of the original post.

    Week Eight:

    The Week Eight Discussion is for you to provide your instructor with your concluding thoughts about the topics you learned during the course. I do not want you to focus on all that you learned, but one or two issues that you found of interest. This Discussion is due by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), Sunday of Week 8.

    Written Assignments: During the course you will write two papers, each at least three to a maximum of four pages long. An in-depth explanation of the exact expectations is located in the “Written Assignment” section of the classroom. The Written Assignment Subject requests are due at 11:55 p.m., Eastern Time Sunday of weeks 2 and 5, respectively. The Written Assignments are due at 11:55 p.m., Eastern Time Sunday of weeks 3 and 6, respectively.

    Written Assignment Follow-Up Questions: The grading of the two written assignments will include time period-related questions. You will be required to answer one question for each assignment by posting it to a special forum (located in the “Forums” section of the classroom after Forums #4 & #5, respectively). These postings are due by 11:55 p.m., Eastern Time on Sunday of Weeks 5 and 8, respectively.

    Exams: There is an open book final exam, non-proctored, that will be available for you to complete during Week Eight. Yes, you can access this exam as many times as you need to BEFORE you “submit” the exam for grading. This exam is due by 11:55 p.m., Eastern Time on Sunday.

I will post your grades for each assignment within five days of the due date or within five days of when you submit it if submitted after the due date. I will provide detailed feedback about what you did well, and what may need improvement. If you have any questions about a grade or need clarification on the feedback, please feel free to message me to discuss your concerns.

NameGrade %
Discussions 36.00 %
Week 1: Introduction 2.88 %
Week 2: THE GREAT WAR (THE FIRST HALF) 5.04 %
Week 3: CONCLUSION OF THE GREAT WAR 5.04 %
Week 4: AFTERMATH OF THE GREAT WAR: VERSAILLES…THE ROARIN' 20S AND THE START OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION 5.04 %
Week 5: THE AGE OF ANXIETY…THE 1930S 5.04 %
Week 6: WORLD WAR II 1939 TO 1943 5.04 %
Week 7: WORLD WAR II 1943 TO 1945 5.04 %
Week 8: Course Wrap-Up Take Aways 2.88 %
Written Assignment #1 15.00 %
Written Assignment #1 15.00 %
Written Assignment #2 15.00 %
Written Assignment #2 15.00 %
Written Assignment #1 Follow-Up 5.00 %
Written Assignment #1 Follow-up 5.00 %
Written Assignment #2 Follow-Up 5.00 %
Written Assignment #2 Follow-Up 5.00 %
Final Exam 24.00 %
Final Exam 24.00 %

Upon completion of The United States: 1900 to World War II students will be able to:

CO-1 Examine changes in American society from the turn of the twentieth century to the end of World War II.

CO-2 Assess the economic, political, and social reform movements in the United States between 1900 and 1945.

CO-3 Analyze the economic history of the United States in the first half of the Twentieth Century with a special focus on the stock market crash and the Great Depression.

CO-4 Analyze the ties between foreign and domestic policy between 1900 and 1945.

CO-5 Discuss the impact of World War II on the United States.

Book Title:Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth Of The Modern U.S. Marine Corps - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781493032891
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Axelrod, Alan
Unit Cost:$19.95
 
Book Title:Great Depression and the New Deal : A Very Short Introduction-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780195326345
Publication Info:Oxford University Press Lib
Author:Rauchway
Unit Cost:$9.61
 
Book Title:Over Here : First World War and American Society - 25th Anniversary Edition - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780195173994
Publication Info:Oxford University Press Lib
Author:Kennedy, David M.
Unit Cost:$15.11
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.