History 2112

United States History from 1865 to the Present

Course description:

History 2112 offers an introductory survey of American history from 1865 to the present.  Students who take this course will not only fulfill a core curriculum requirement, but will also gain an understanding of the major political, social, and cultural trends that have shaped modern American society.  The writing assignments and critical analysis required in this course will help students develop critical thinking and communication skills that they will be useful assets in any career field.  Nearly every major American university offers a course similar to History 2112, so credits from this course will likely transfer to almost any institution of higher learning in the United States.


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Study Guide for Final Exam (December 6)

Study Guide for Second Exam (October 20)

Study Guide for First Exam (September 20)

Tips for Writing Successful Exam Essays


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HIST 2112 Syllabus


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Important Terms from Lectures and Questions for Class Discussion


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Guidelines for the Weekly Email Assignment

Guidelines for the Timeline Assignment

Guidelines for the Interview-Based Essay Assignment (Due Nov. 19)

Guidelines for Using Footnotes

How to Avoid Inadvertent Plagiarism



Professor's email: dkw@westga.edu