Course Title: 20th Century American History Course Number: AMH 2020
Credit Hours: 3.0 Quarter Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None Term: Fall 2018
Instructor: Ron Ziegler Time: MW 10 - 11:15 AM
Instructor Email: RonaldGordonZiegler@yahoo.com Instructor Phone: 321-805-2507
Course Description: A survey of the events of the modern era of American history. This course begins with the Spanish American War, the watershed of the 20th Century, and covers the political, social, and diplomatic developments including the populist movement, World War I, The Treaty of Versailles, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, the New Deal, World War II, the Atomic Age, the Cold War, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, the information age, civil rights and feminism.
Prerequisite: None.Major Course Outcomes for AMH 2020:
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Discuss and explain the Progressive Era within American society.
Understand and describe the different cycles of the economy and its effect on our politics.
Discuss the rapid rise of science and technology.
Explain the advancing concepts of war from the Spanish American to the current conflict.
Compare and contrast the philosophies of different types of government, from dictatorship to Oligarchy, to democracy in relation to the Cold War.
Explain the concepts of diversity as it relates to our society.
Text: American History text
Instructional Methods: The course will be taught through a series of lectures, group discussions, in class exercises, library research. Guest speakers, when available, will be invited to share knowledge and experience.
Resources: Additional resources including magazines, newspapers, journals, and periodicals may be used by the instructor and the student. Students are strongly encouraged to use the resources of the college library to enhance their overall learning experience.
Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class meeting and will not be allowed to do makeup work unless approved by the instructor.
20th Century American History
R. Ziegler/Fall 2018/Valencia College/Poinciana Campus
MW 10 - 11:15 AM AM
Schedule of Work
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------mon 8/27 Syllabus Review, Course Requirements
200 word commentaries on one article each you select at www.heritage.org or one from www.cato.org
mon 12/3 read Ch 59 and 60 Reagan Revolution, It's Reagan's Economy, Stupid
wed 12/5 *Great Global Warming Swindle
mon 12/10 Final Exam due this week (with book review and Eyes on the Prize
* denotes in class video
Your grade in class will be an average of the 7 grades you earn on each of these
3) Four Article Reviews (2 from Independent Review due with midterm and one each from Heritage and Cato due with final)
4) Eyes on the Prize (500 word comment on each due with final)
5) Book Review due with final
6) History of Rock n Roll 3 videos (200 word comment on each due with final)
BOOKS for Review
Select one of the following to read
Write a 100 to 200 commentary/review of each chapter to submit with Final
Death of a Nation by Dinesh D'Souza
America: Imagine a World Without Her by Dinesh D'Souza
Hillary's America by Dinesh D'Souza
Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin
The Russia Hoax by Gregg Jarrett
Liars by Glenn Beck
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
The Housing Boom and Bust by Thomas Sowell
Basic Economic by Thomas Sowell
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand
New Deal or Raw Deal? by Burton Folsom
The Road to Serfdom by Frederich Hayek
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
America’s Great Depression by Murray Rothbard
The Roosevelt Myth by John T. Flynn
Tempting of America by Robert Bork
Strange Career of Jim Crow/Woodward
The Visible Hand/Chandler
Men In Black/Levin
The Tempting of America/Bork
Planning for Freedom/Mises
Stride Toward Freedom/King
each individual grading instrument will be worth 1/7 of your final course grade
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This is based on the student's overall participation in classroom and preparation activities.
Students are required to maintain proper classroom decorum and are expected to be in class on a regular basis. The grade her is based on the number of classes the student misses, with necessary and appropriate adjustment for participation. Unexcused absences can lower this grade one letter for each two unexcused absences.
4)Four Critical Article ReviewsRead and write 200 word review one of these articles from Independent Review to submit
200 word commentary on one article found at www.heritage.org or one from www.cato.org
5) Book Review
6) Eyes on the Prize
7)History of Rock n' Roll
You may contact instructor directly by phone (321-805-2507) or by email (RonaldGordonZiegler@yahoo.com).
About Your Instructor
Ron Ziegler taught high school in Detroit, Michigan from 1967 until his retirement in 1999. During those years, he also taught adult education classes with the Cass Outreach program, and Kettering, Hazel Park, and Monroe/Bedford adult ed programs. Since 1982, he has taught political science, history, and economics at Detroit College of Business/Davenport College, Wayne State University, and Valencia College. He earned his Bachelors degree in education and political science from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1968, where he also was awarded a Masters degree in political science in 1980. He completed work on his PhD in political science and history there as well.
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