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US History I

US History I

Sophia's US History I course builds student knowledge of key events and figures in the history of the United States from American prehistory through the era of Reconstruction. This course emphasizes critical thinking skills and consideration of multiple perspectives through the analysis of primary sources. Students will learn how to think like a historian and apply a historian's lens to real-world situations. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Description

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This course uses problem-based learning and relatable real-world situations to help you understand historical events and eras. By evaluating multiple sources of information and points of view, you'll learn to think critically and contextually about history and its impact on the present.

Overview
This course encompasses key events and era in US History from prehistory and early settlers to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Themes, eras, and events include:

  • The First Settlers
  • Growth of the Colonies
  • The American War for Independence
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you'll know how to analyze primary and secondary sources to form and defend your conclusions. You'll be able to think more like a historian by using different contextual lenses to understand events and eras through a variety of perspectives.

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

Reviews

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46 Student Reviews
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by Charlene H. on August 19, 2018
Interesting way to look at history. Not memorization of dates, terms and people, rather interpretation of events. Not a hard course and was able to complete start to finish in 13 days with a very good overall score. I love the Sophia classes as options for classes.
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by Kevin S. on August 14, 2018
I learned a lot about US history.
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by Tricia T. on August 1, 2018
This class was very hard. Very hard tests. Unable to navigate through course material easily.
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by Michael B. on July 30, 2018
Great course. I really enjoyed it.
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by LORETA D. on July 26, 2018
we need a human tutor, that will help me in future. it felt like i was just reading a book without land mark of things to remember
Sophia replied on July 27, 2018

Loreta -- Congratulations on your recent course completion. Sophia's team of Learning Coaches is available via phone, email and Live Chat to help with academic content as you go through a Sophia course. We provide the direct human support element with our online courses in order to best support our students. We hope to see you in a future Sophia course. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Marguerite H. on July 23, 2018
Thank you this was my first course on line and it was time consuming and stressful final however I was glad I took this class thank you and I am on payment plan my payment is scheduled the 6th of August for this class because I paid for 5 courses at once thanks
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by Rachel H. on July 18, 2018
Informative course. Good time line. Appropriate level of challenge for credits.
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by Julie M. on July 12, 2018
Excellent. GREAT customer support. Really nice features; can mark questions for review, have access to tutorials, reminders for time management purposes and a easy to follow format.

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