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US History II

US History II

Sophia's US History II course will build student knowledge of key events and figures in the history of the United States from the post Reconstruction era through 2015. This course emphasizes critical thinking skills and consideration of multiple perspectives through the analysis of primary sources. Additionally, students will learn how to think like a historian through source analysis and application of historical lenses. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Description

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This course uses problem-based learning to help you apply knowledge to real-life situations, giving you a deeper understanding of the material as it relates to the world around you.

Overview
US History II begins in the late 1800s (after Reconstruction) and continues through 2015. Themes, events, and eras include:

  • Westward Expansion
  • The Great Depression
  • World War II
  • 9/11 and its aftermath

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 16 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
Designed to build critical thinking skills, this course teaches you to analyze primary sources, form conclusions, and apply different historical lenses to events to help you interpret history through a variety of perspectives.

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

Reviews

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24 Student Reviews
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by Michele M. on October 10, 2018
I found this course very hard to follow. It seemed to be hard to understand and making the connection between the text and questions. I also had trouble with the hints.
Sophia replied on October 10, 2018

Hi Michele, Congratulations on your successful course completion! As you go through a Sophia course, please remember that our team is here to help (coach) you through questions and concepts as needed. The Sophia Learning Coaches are the human support element to our online, self-paced courses. We hope to work with in a future Sophia course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Linda D. on September 24, 2018
They help me due to bad internet connections. They are great to work with. Would suggest them to everyone looking to take classes online.
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by Diana M. on September 21, 2018
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by Todd S. on September 10, 2018
Very educational, lots to read and remember. I strongly suggest taking notes on key concepts.
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by Esther M. on September 7, 2018
Tough class. Very details, but if you try hard, you will pass.
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by Ben B. on August 14, 2018
Great class!
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by Ronald L. on July 26, 2018
US History II was a great review of our not so recent past. Getting to see history through another's eyes, really made me capture what I was learning.
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by Justina B. on July 16, 2018
This was well worth the time and money. I would recommend this program to anyone

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