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US History II

US History II

Sophia's US History II course will build student knowledge of key events and figures in the history of the United States from the post Reconstruction era through 2015. This course emphasizes critical thinking skills and consideration of multiple perspectives through the analysis of primary sources. Additionally, students will learn how to think like a historian through source analysis and application of historical lenses. Full Description

  • Guaranteed Credit Transfer to Excelsior College
  • 3 semester credits at Excelsior College
  • Excelsior College Equivalency: Social Sciences (GEN ED)
  • Category: Social Science

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This course uses problem-based learning to help you apply knowledge to real-life situations, giving you a deeper understanding of the material as it relates to the world around you.

Overview
US History II begins in the late 1800s (after Reconstruction) and continues through 2015. Themes, events, and eras include:

  • Westward Expansion
  • The Great Depression
  • World War II
  • 9/11 and its aftermath

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 16 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
Designed to build critical thinking skills, this course teaches you to analyze primary sources, form conclusions, and apply different historical lenses to events to help you interpret history through a variety of perspectives.

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

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16 Student Reviews
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by Abigail L. on June 13, 2018
If you want to know more about what happened in history (to date), take this course! It covers from the Western Conquest, all the way up to America in the 21st Century! This class is helpful!
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by John T. on March 30, 2018
tough questions
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by Heath H. on March 26, 2018
The course was decent, but it was very difficult and covered very obscure things.
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by Merrick B. on March 12, 2018
Course was full of great information, largely through the lens of class and politics. Would have like to have seen Babe Ruth somewhere among the roaring 20's since his influence carried sports into U.S. cultural influence.
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by Blake S. on February 24, 2018
Thank you very much guys! I really liked the format and how the class challenged me to think for myself and become my own historian. History is my favorite subject. I hope you offer more history classes in the future. Thanks again and goodbye, we'll see you next class and time!
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by Patricia D. on February 9, 2018
I was not born in the US. I found this course very interesting. Unit 3 milestone questions were a bit vague, but otherwise I loved the presentation of this course. Thank you!!
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by Samantha G. on February 8, 2018
The questions are very hard and you have to read into the question.
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by Willie N. on January 25, 2018
Fantastic class. I loved it.

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  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?
    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods, and must be paid for by credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers both full and partial payment plans as part of the registration process.
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    A: You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.
  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?
    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the course room, and are included in the cost.
  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?
    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

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