Course Descriptions

United States History II - HIST 2112


History 2112 explores the major themes and issues in American history from the end of the Civil War to the present. Emphasizes the political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of United States history; causal relationships and patterns of change and continuity over time; and the significance of ethnicity, gender, race, and class in historical events.

Name Office Phone Email
Marshall Abuwi Augusta University
Thomas Aiello Gordon State College
Harry Akoh Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Candice Badgero University of West Georgia
Haider Bhuiyan University of North Georgia
Robert Bouwman University of North Georgia
Michelle Brock University of North Georgia
Drew Burks University of North Georgia
Ted Butler University of North Georgia
Patrick Coleman Clayton State University
Amy Dilmar Columbus State University
Jeffery Howell East Georgia State College
Jason Kennedy University of West Georgia
Jody Klann University of North Georgia
Mark Laughlin Georgia Southwestern State University
Savannah Ledford University of North Georgia
Alex Lega University of North Georgia
Jana Malone Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
David Mason Georgia Gwinnett College
Paige Massey University of North Georgia
Peter Mastopoulos Savannah State University
Elizabeth Medley Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Carol Melton Middle Georgia State University
Sarah Mergel Dalton State College
John Payne University of North Georgia
Justin Pettegrew Georgia Highlands College
James Pryor Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Rick Reiman South Georgia State College
Steven Shirley University of North Georgia
Ethan Smith University of North Georgia
Jeffery Stanley Dalton State College
Kimberly Stokes Columbus State University
Jodie Talley Knapton University of North Georgia
Jessica Taylor-Lewis University of North Georgia
Mary Waalkes East Georgia State College
Seth Weitz Dalton State College
Danton Wims Albany State University
Kurt Windisch University of North Georgia
Montgomery Wolf University of Georgia
Linda Wyatt University of North Georgia
Matthew Zimmerman Middle Georgia State University

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify, evaluate, and analyze the major controversies, issues, personalities, problems, and trends in U.S. history since 1865.
  • Recognize the role of diversity in American society and culture.Appraise how and why the historical interpretations of controversies, issues, personalities, and problems have changed over time.
  • Place issues and events of U.S. History in a local, regional, national, and global context.Generate a carefully constructed and persuasive historical interpretation, using primary and secondary sources, that shows understanding of the developments and contributions across intellectual, political, and/or cultural boundaries.Analyze the extent to which historical and contemporary American society has embraced the ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Apply geography to the understanding of history and historical events.

The following units are covered in this course:

  • Unit 1: Reconstruction and Westward Expansion
  • Unit 2: Labor, Urbanization, and Politics in an Industrial Era
  • Unit 3: Reform and Expansion at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
  • Unit 4: The Great War and the Roarin' Twenties
  • Unit 5: The Great Depression and New Deal
  • Unit 6: World War II and the Cold War
  • Unit 7: The End of the Cold War

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Participation & Discussions - 30%
  • Quizzes - 20%
  • Reflection Exercises - 5%
  • Essays & Assignments - 20%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam - 10%
  • Final Project - 15%

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