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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

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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 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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81 Student Reviews
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by Sylvia F. on January 13, 2020
This course had a lot of information. I found the milestones to be very challenging. I do not do well with test so having an open book test help out greatly. I would suggest any one that takes this course to make sure they are completing it in a timely fashion. The last milestone covers the whole course and I found I was running out of time to look everything up. So study for the last one. Other wise good job on covering the key subjects of each era.
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by Lorene J. on January 11, 2020
A challenging course that makes you truly digest the information and not just memorize the dates. I enjoyed learning about history.
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by Sylvia S. on January 6, 2020
To much information at one time .
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by Angela J. on January 3, 2020
This course was extremely hard!
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by Gabe S. on January 1, 2020
I didn't like the wording of some of the questions. Milestones were quite a bit more difficult than the challenges. Definitely have to read the tutorials but overall not too bad.
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by Eliana E. on December 29, 2019
Awesome and engaging course.
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by Sean K. on December 28, 2019
Some of the questions that I was getting wrong were because the information provided was not in full. The questions definitely had too much reading between the lines and the answers were not blatant within the text. The use of "Click these if TRUE" and "Click these if FALSE" was used far too often, where I had to go back and read the questions multiple times to determine if I needed to find if it is true or false. This effectively takes me out of learning and comprehension mode and makes it harder to get back into a mental zone for test taking.
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by Sheronda G. on December 26, 2019
I prefer the concept on Sophia learning with no textbooks or having to write papers; however the course workload is significantly more than a regular online class.

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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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