HIST203: Contemporary US History — 1945 to Present

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Course Overview

Ever-growing global expansionary trends through economic development and technological innovation have made an understanding of the modern world's recent history and its power structures a vital asset for students aspiring to enter the world of business.

The United States plays a pivotal role in the world’s power structure and has since the end of World War II. The purpose of this course is for students to explore events, trends, and key historical figures of the United States from the end of World War II to the present.

Following main themes to guide students through this pivotal era, this course will ultimately give students the tools, background information, and knowledge needed to develop a deeper, more objective understanding of the evolution of the modern U.S. governmental and societal structures.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Investigate, analyze, and describe the local, regional, and global ramifications of major events involving the United States.
  • Examine and compare the state of the United States at the end of World War II to the state of the U.S. at the end of the first decade of the new millennium.