History Department
History Department

Aaron Reynolds




HIS 315L • The United States Since 1865

38065 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM WCH 1.120

Lectures, readings, videos, maps, and photos are used to provide students with a survey of US history from Reconstruction to 2000. As such, students will study significant aspects of the nation's political, economic, cultural, and diplomatic history and will be challenged to understand the why, how, and so what of this history. Students begin with learning about what happened and then proceed to questions of causality and consequence. Moving from what happened to why or how, and then, to so what, students will sharpen their skills in critical thinking.



• Selected articles or documents posted on Canvas.

  • Eric Foner, Give Us Liberty, 2 Brief Fifth ed.

    Voices of Freedom, 5th Edition, vol. 2, edited by Eric Foner

    • The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics, by Bruce Schulman


1st Midterm Exam, 30% course grade

2nd Midterm Exam, 30% course grade


Map quizzes10% course grad


Multiple Choice Final Exam, 30% course grade

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