This survey course focuses on major events, significant people, and important trends in American History from 1870 through present day. Course topics will include: Western Settlement, Industrial Growth, the Progressive Era, World Wars I and II, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam and the War on Terror, among others. Emphasis is placed on analyzing and interpreting both primary and secondary sources, as well as mastering a broad range of factual information. Prerequisite: HIS 101Prerequisite/Co-requisite: ENG 101