This course explores United States history from the Reconstruction Era to the present.
Through the analytical lenses of race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality, students
examine the major forces that shaped, and continue to shape, the political, social,
cultural, scientific, technological and environmental life of the nation. Specific
attention is dedicated to examining the ways that the philosophical foundations of
the U.S. Constitution and the government institutions it established evolved, and
continue to evolve, in response to the ever-changing social, economic, and political
rights and obligations of its inhabitants.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838, ENGL 848 or ESL 400.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E1, E5b, E5c
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2 or D and US-1 and US-2), UC (IGETC Area 3B or 4)