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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

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  • 3 semester credits at Wilmington University
  • Wilmington University Equivalency: History Elective

Category: Social Science

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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.

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131 Student Reviews
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by Sheila J. on October 6, 2019
The material was good coverage, but the questions & tests were difficult to some degree. Student must pay attention to detail on wording, as there are a lot of thrown in words, which make it appear correct. Practice milestones were of no help. Found for this course, I had to complete the challenges while reading, not to read entire chapter then complete the challenges.
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by Hemchand H. on October 1, 2019
It was a great experience to learn about the history of the US and the many hurdles and obstacles we had to face to become the great nation we are today...
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by Tia C. on September 30, 2019
This course was extremely hard. It is a lot of reading which isn't so bad but interpreting another persons thoughts while looking at a multiple choice answer; is not as easy as it looks. Read and read again before taking any of the milestones.
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by Cynthia M. on September 29, 2019
A LOT of information, but extremely interesting and easy to follow.
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by Kaitlyn B. on September 27, 2019
The final milestone did not at all reflect how I had done on previous milestones.
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by Alexander P. on September 22, 2019
Great course!
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by Melissa P. on September 21, 2019
This was one of the hardest Sophia courses that I have taken and I have taken a lot at this point. The questions are very difficult, containing many that ask for, "everything except" as an answer in what appears to be an attempt to trip you up. The tutorials are very lengthy, containing a lot of information in each, making it difficult to remember and process all that you have just read. This had to be the first course that I couldn't wait to end, so glad I passed.
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by Nichole L. on September 16, 2019
US History was great. A lot of reading involved but great content.

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  • 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.

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