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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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  • 4.5 quarter credits at Strayer University
  • Strayer University Equivalency: American History after 1865 (HIS 105)

Category: Social Science

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Description

US History II

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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96 Student Reviews
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by Shashina H. on March 28, 2020
I enjoyed how this history lesson gave the good and the bad about key individuals. This history lesson was not as biased as most educational history books.
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by Asher C. on March 24, 2020
Y'all are awesome! Ur customer support is great and I love your format!
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by Joseph H. on March 23, 2020
Thank you for the opportunity to learn at my pace I really have enjoyed this course.
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by Shyonna B. on March 16, 2020
This was a difficult course. I spoke to Sarah multiple times because I was having a lot of problems with this course, and I think some changes should be made. I've taken many courses on other sites such as study.com and StraighterLine, but I never had a course as difficult as this.
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by Miguel G. on March 10, 2020
The course, US History ll, has a lot of information thrown at you. If you currently don't have a decent understanding of American history, be sure to read, read, read, and take notes. I highly recommend saving the tutorials as PDF on your desktop, and reference them during challenges and milestones. Use the "FIND" function on your computer to narrow down the material needed for the answer.
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by Lisha J. on February 29, 2020
Loved this class! I learned a ton about American history
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by Chris P. on February 29, 2020
This class was definitely challenging. The question asked can trip you up if you do not read carefully. Overall, the coarse does provide a straight forward approach and it provides rationales for questions that are right or wrong.
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by Michael E. on February 29, 2020
A challenging but worthwhile course...

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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: 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.

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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: 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.