American History & Government Specialist
Short 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
• The civil war
• 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.
Instructor Description: 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.