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    American History & Government Specialist

    $2,495.00
    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes. Throughout the course, students will evaluate the various characteristics unique to American government through the critical lens of history and current international developments with a constant eye toward future limitations or promises still to be met.

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes. Throughout the course, students will evaluate the various characteristics unique to American government through the critical lens of history and current international developments with a constant eye toward future limitations or promises still to be met.

    Offering students an in-depth look at the fascinating developments that make up American History, students will gain a fundamental understanding of the history that has led to a successful nation today, the roots of various difficulties that continue to test the United States and the basic foundations that have endured through history to guide decisions for years to come. Alongside and in-depth look at how American government works, this course delivers a broad survey of American history from New World exploration and settlement through Independence, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Manifest Destiny, the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and two World Wars all colored by the social, political and cultural developments that led to the US as it stands today.

    Outline

    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

    Duration

    6 months

    Hours

    450

    Audience

    There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

    Certification

    Language

    English

    Instructor

    This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

    Requirements

    This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

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