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    American History & Government Specialist

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    Hours: 450
    Duration: 6 months


    Language: English
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    Program Description

    This assessment-rich course provides specialist level training to students on American history and government. During this course, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of American politics, history, and government through the analysis of evolution in American policies and major institutions. The course also provides a broad account of American history covering important events, including the following: • New World exploration • Settlement • Independence • The civil war • Reconstruction • The industrial revolution • The great depression • The world wars • Social, political, and cultural evolution in America After completing this intensive course, you'll be able to: • Outline the institutional structures, their functions, and relationship with each other to explain the processes of the government. • Analyze the formal and informal processes of public policymaking. • Describe major civilizations in America between 30,000 B.C. and the seventeenth century. • Analyze the causes and events of the American Revolution. • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Articles of Confederation government in establishing the new nation. • Analyze the reasons for and events of the Civil War. • Label significant American historical events on a timeline. • Analyze the role of industrialization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century U.S. society. • Examine the social, political, and economic changes throughout the history of the United States. • Examine the foreign policy of the T. Roosevelt presidency. • Investigate the United States' role in the World Wars and the beginnings of the Cold War. • Examine the Reagan and G.H.W. Bush Administrations' role in American society.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, students will be able to: • Outline the institutional structures and how these structures interact with each other to explain the processes of government • Apply an understanding of government processes to analyze contemporary politics • Analyze the formal and informal processes by which public policy is made • Explain how individual actors impact the contemporary political environment • Describe major civilizations in America between 30,000 B.C. and the seventeenth century • Examine the diversity present in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English Colonies • Examine the challenges faced by colonial society in a growing and diverse America • Analyze the causes and events of the American Revolution • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Articles of Confederation government in establishing the new nation • Analyze the steps America took in creating a democracy during the nineteenth century • Explain the pre-war division between the North and the South • Analyze the reasons for and events of the Civil War • Analyze the conquest and exploitation of the West • Label significant American historical events on a timeline • Analyze the role of industrialization on late nineteenth and early twentieth century U.S. society • Examine the social, political, and economic changes in late nineteenth century United States • Examine the foreign policy of the T. Roosevelt presidency • Analyze the Age of Progressivism • Examine America's role in World War I • Evaluate the cultural challenges of the 1920s and 1930s • Investigate the United States' role in World War II and the beginnings of the Cold War • Analyze the domestic changes and international challenges faced by the United States after the fall of communism in Europe • Examine the Reagan and G.H.W. Bush Administrations' role in American society

    Courses Included

    • American Government
    • American History I
    • American History II

    Syllabus

    Course modules: • The institutional structures and how these structures interact with each other to explain the processes of government • Government processes in contemporary politics • How the historical development of the United States affects the contemporary political environment • The formal and informal processes by which public policy is made • How individual actors impact the contemporary political environment • Informational literacy skills in the study of politics • The peoples of North America between 30,000 B.C. and 1682 A.D. • Significant American historical events on a timeline • The diversity present in the seventeenth century English Colonies • The challenges faced by Colonial families in a growing and diverse America • The causes and events of the American Revolution • Republican culture • The challenges of the new democracy • The steps involved in creating a democracy • Inequalities in race and gender and their impact on American society • The changing role of the family in Colonial America • The pre-war division between the North and South • The reasons for and events of the Civil War • Issues related to post-war reconstruction • The conquest and exploitation of the West • Significant American historical events on a timeline • The role of industrialization on society • The changes in urban society and the government • The Roosevelt presidency and the changing face of industrialism • The Age of Progressivism • America’s role in World War I • The cultural challenges of the 1920s and 1930s • Issues leading to the Cold War • Post-World War II culture • The political issues of the 1970s • The Reagan and Bush Administrations’ role in American society • The Democratic revival in the 1990s

    Requirements

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

    Materials

    • Out of Many: A History of the American People, Volume 2 8th Edition
    • American Government: Roots and Reform
    • American Stories: A History of the United States

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader

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    Features

    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content

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