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.

HIST 2112 - Spring 2024

Course Instructor
HIST 2112 1AGSarah Mergel
HIST 2112 1BGDrew Burks
HIST 2112 1CGDrew Burks
HIST 2112 1DGJodie Talley Knapton
HIST 2112 1EGDrew Burks
HIST 2112 1FGCandice Badgero
HIST 2112 1GGJodie Talley Knapton
HIST 2112 1HGJodie Talley Knapton
HIST 2112 1IGJason Kennedy
HIST 2112 1JGSavannah Ledford
HIST 2112 1KGJeffery Howell
HIST 2112 1LGLinda Wyatt
HIST 2112 1MGSusan Asbury
HIST 2112 1NGEthan Smith
HIST 2112 1OGJavan Frazier
HIST 2112 5AGAmy Dilmar
HIST 2112 5BGThomas Aiello
HIST 2112 5CGKimberly Stokes
HIST 2112 5DGMontgomery Wolf
HIST 2112 8AGAmy Dilmar
HIST 2112 8BGMark Laughlin
HIST 2112 8CGJody Klann
HIST 2112 8DGSavannah Ledford
HIST 2112 8EGCharles Elfer
HIST 2112 8FGTyler Peterson
HIST 2112 8GGPeter Mastopoulos
HIST 2112 8HGThomas Aiello
HIST 2112 8IGKristofer Roberts

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.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Discussions - 33%
  • Quizzes - 20%
  • Assignments (includes Major Project) - 31%
  • Final Project Part 1 - 5%
  • Final Project Part 2 - 10%

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