Online College Courses for Credit

+
Or call 1-800-341-0327

Online College Course

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

  • Guaranteed to transfer to our 25 partner network institutions.* See Partners
  • Sophia courses have been transferred for credit to over 300 institutions*. See the List
  • Recommend for credit to the ACE and DEAC college and university networks. (See below for details.)

Category: Social Science

Have credit transfer questions? Use Sophia’s free credit transfer service provided by Transferman.

Ask Transferman
No Credit Card Required

...OR GO AHEAD AND BUY IT NOW

You can get started for just $79 using our 3-part Payment Plan. Learn More
This course is ACE Credit® recommended for transfer to many different colleges and universities.* Learn more
This course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. Learn more

Benefits


Guaranteed to transfer to our partner colleges and universities.* See Partners

No Textbooks, Subscriptions or Hidden Fees

Everything you need to succeed is built right into our Sophia courses; there are no textbooks to buy, monthly subscriptions to pay for or any other added fees.

Free Trial & 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Sophia offers all of our students a free trial to make sure our courses are right for you. Sophia wants you to be completely satisfied with your learning experience. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

Payment Plan

We offer a 3 part payment plan option to provide flexibility and allow students to fit courses into their budget.

Start Instantly

There is no need to wait for the first day of class; with Sophia you can sign up and instantly start your education.

Learning Built for Your Life and Your Schedule

You pick your start date and work at your own pace on your phone, tablet or computer.

Complementary Learning Coach Support

Call, email or live chat with our team of friendly and knowledgeable Learning Coaches.

Description

Course marketing page

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

Rating
56 Student Reviews
Rating
by Ric T. on June 18, 2017
Some questions as noted are not clearly written and the answers have the possibility of being argued since they are not cut and dried.
Rating
by Michael B. on June 27, 2019
The author of the text has a clear agenda in mind. It seems to me, based on the amount of time dedicated to certain aspects of American history, and the complete avoidance of others, that the focus is on establishing the United States as a deeply flawed, contradictory, and evil entity without legitimacy or moral standing. I feel that much of what was covered was done so through a modern liberal lens and not an objective lens of the facts. There are many conclusions drawn that are unsubstantiated with facts and many opinions given that are delivered as facts. I would challenge Sophia to adopt a more objective perspective when teaching history and leave the interpretation of the facts to the student.
Rating
by Sharon B. on February 26, 2019
A lot of spelling errors in many of the chapters. The content did not always match what the questions were asking.
Rating
by Dustin G. on September 24, 2017
dont think you are going to memorize dates
Rating
by Nathan W. on January 7, 2018
This is an outstanding course. I appreciate that Sophia examines US History through many lenses, including race. This course (and US History I) straightforwardly present the gravity of our complicated racial history in the context of the broader American story. It also provides a wonderful overview of every significant political, economic, and social issue. I feel much more aware, proud, and a little shameful of our history and what it means to be an American. I would recommend this course to anyone!
Rating
by Shade J. on November 13, 2017
A bit tougher than US History 1, but made it through. Still wish video versions of the material were available for the History Courses.
Rating
by Ashley G. on January 7, 2018
Very informative and a good follow up to US History I.
Rating
by Melissa L. on November 5, 2017
I enjoyed this class very much!

FAQ

  • Q: What does "Try it for Free" mean?

    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods. Course tuition is paid by the student, using a credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers a payment plan option for course tuition.

  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included in the course tuition.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?

    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

Oh no. Please don't go.

TRY INTRODUCTION TO US History II FOR FREE!

No Credit Card Required

Or try one of our other college courses: