For History 17B

Don't know much about American history but tired of the same old lecture format?  Well then you've come to the right place.  Who says history has to be boring?  You will embark on a fascinating exploration of the making of modern American society.  Through the wonders of the World Wide Web, this course will investigate the post-Civil War years of American history by examining a wide variety of topics including racial and ethnic politics, popular culture, reform movements, and diplomatic history.  

History 17B is a survey of the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States from Reconstruction to the present.  Topics covered include Reconstruction, Industrialization, Native American culture and western settlement, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Twenties, the New Deal, and World War II.  Also covered are domestic, social, and foreign policy issues of the post-World War II period including the 1950s through the 1990s, including reform movements, Vietnam, the Civil Rights and other ethnic movements, the Feminist Movement, popular culture, and post-Cold War foreign policy. 

Read the Getting Started page to find out what is required to register, how to get your password, etc.  

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I need to know who you are!  After you enroll, and before the first day of class, send me your name and e-mail address or you may be dropped.   

On the day the class starts, go to the Canvas Home Page at  and log in to get started.  Be sure to bookmark the Canvas homepage as you'll need to log in from this page each time you enter the course.  West Valley College also has a good Online Orientation that you may find helpful.

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