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US History II

US History II

Sophia's US History II course will build your 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, you will learn how to think like a historian through source analysis and application of historical lenses. Full Description

  • Guaranteed Credit Transfer to Wilmington University
  • 3 semester credits at Wilmington University
  • Wilmington University Equivalency: History Elective

Category: Social Science

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Description

US History II

Course Description
Sophia's US History II course will build your 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, you will learn how to think like a historian through source analysis and application of historical lenses.

Assessments & Grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must 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

At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Interpret or analyze a primary source to draw conclusions about a historical event.
  • Apply different historical lenses in order to critically analyze historical events.
  • Understand the historian's craft and tools to analyze and interpret history.
  • Draw connections between events of the past and the present.
  • Understand the economic, social, political, and cultural climate of the period following Reconstruction in the United States through modern day.
  • Recognize ways in which political and cultural trends helped to shape American politics.
  • Understand factors that lead to the US involvement in foreign wars.
  • Understand the people, successes, and movements associated with Civil Rights during the mid 20th century.
  • Identify the primary initiatives, accomplishments, or downfalls of the presidential administrations between the era of reconstruction and modern day.
  • Recognize ways in which political parties and practices have evolved over time between the era of reconstruction and modern day.

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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206 Student Reviews
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by Jessica H. on May 23, 2020
Tough course.
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by Jennifer S. on May 23, 2020
This course was more challenging for me. Taking good notes and reading all the material was really important for me to be successful.
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by Ethan K. on May 22, 2020
Very detailed, easy to follow along course. My only complaint being that some questions seemed to be very worded very strangely, and it would confuse me on what the actual answer was.
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by Kaitlin O. on May 22, 2020
You have to put in a little work when going through and answering the questions, but I was able to finish the entire course in just under 2 weeks! Highly recommend!
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by Amanda G. on May 22, 2020
This course is tedious and difficult.
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by Tara H. on May 21, 2020
Easy and an interesting History class on American History!
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by william H. on May 21, 2020
These history courses are tough because it almost feels like matter of opinion in interpretation of the questions in some instances. But I passed and am grateful to have done so.
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by Brandon S. on May 21, 2020
This course was constructed with an incredibly biased lens.

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    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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.