AALS | Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

Associate Degree Courses at CalSouthern

The following associate degree courses comprise the curriculum of CalSouthern’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (AALS) program. If you have questions regarding any of these associates degree courses, or about CalSouthern’s AALS program, please contact an Enrollment Advisor today.

English

SS 1104 United States History Since 1877

Credits : 3

This course examines United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present. The focus will be on the central ideas and conflicts which shaped American society since the Civil War. Topics to be covered will include: Reconstruction; industrialization; two world wars; the depression; the women’s movement; civil rights; the cold war and the political environment to the present.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the South’s response to defeat in 1865.
  • Explain the long-term impact of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
  • Asses the impact of southern urban growth on late nineteenth-century southern culture.
  • Identify Thomas A. Edison and describe his contribution to nineteenth-century technology.
  • Distinguish between and define vertical integration and horizontal integration.
  • Comment on the involvement of Christian denominations in the effort to “Americanize” Native Americans.
  • Explain the role of the railroad in promoting the migration of western settlers.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of supporters of the Democratic and Republican parties at the turn of the century.
  • List the economic issues that sparked a crisis among farmers in the late nineteenth century.
  • Discuss Roosevelt’s program for conservation of natural resources.
  • Outline the justifications that Americans used for their late nineteenth-century imperialism.
  • Identify Secretary of State John Hay and outline the principles of his Open Door policy.
  • Explain the European political events that led to World War I.
  • Identify the issues and events occurring in fall 1916 and spring 1917 that finally culminated in the American entry into World War I
  • Identify the candidates and indicate the outcome of the presidential election of 1924.
  • Define the terms open shop, yellow dog contract, and welfare capitalism and explain their relevance to corporate treatment of labor during the 1920s.
  • Outline the causes of the Great Depression.
  • List the positive and negative outcomes of the New Deal in terms of its impact on American politics.
  • Explain Adolf Hitler’s agenda on the European continent.
  • Identify the new opportunities created for women by the wartime economy.
  • Identify the provisions of the GI Bill of Rights.
  • Identify four factors that explain American fear of subversion during the 1950s.
  • Discuss the growth of the American economy during the 1950s.
  • Explain the realist position regarding the American role in Vietnam.
  • Explain the significance of the Camp David Agreement.
  • Identify and explain the major components of the Reagan economic agenda.
  • Identify HIV/AIDS and discuss its role in American political culture.
  • Describe the characteristics of the new economy that emerged in the United States during the 1990s.
  • Explain the rationale for, and results of, U.S. military actions in Iraq.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Humanities

SS 1104 United States History Since 1877

Credits : 3

This course examines United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present. The focus will be on the central ideas and conflicts which shaped American society since the Civil War. Topics to be covered will include: Reconstruction; industrialization; two world wars; the depression; the women’s movement; civil rights; the cold war and the political environment to the present.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the South’s response to defeat in 1865.
  • Explain the long-term impact of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
  • Asses the impact of southern urban growth on late nineteenth-century southern culture.
  • Identify Thomas A. Edison and describe his contribution to nineteenth-century technology.
  • Distinguish between and define vertical integration and horizontal integration.
  • Comment on the involvement of Christian denominations in the effort to “Americanize” Native Americans.
  • Explain the role of the railroad in promoting the migration of western settlers.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of supporters of the Democratic and Republican parties at the turn of the century.
  • List the economic issues that sparked a crisis among farmers in the late nineteenth century.
  • Discuss Roosevelt’s program for conservation of natural resources.
  • Outline the justifications that Americans used for their late nineteenth-century imperialism.
  • Identify Secretary of State John Hay and outline the principles of his Open Door policy.
  • Explain the European political events that led to World War I.
  • Identify the issues and events occurring in fall 1916 and spring 1917 that finally culminated in the American entry into World War I
  • Identify the candidates and indicate the outcome of the presidential election of 1924.
  • Define the terms open shop, yellow dog contract, and welfare capitalism and explain their relevance to corporate treatment of labor during the 1920s.
  • Outline the causes of the Great Depression.
  • List the positive and negative outcomes of the New Deal in terms of its impact on American politics.
  • Explain Adolf Hitler’s agenda on the European continent.
  • Identify the new opportunities created for women by the wartime economy.
  • Identify the provisions of the GI Bill of Rights.
  • Identify four factors that explain American fear of subversion during the 1950s.
  • Discuss the growth of the American economy during the 1950s.
  • Explain the realist position regarding the American role in Vietnam.
  • Explain the significance of the Camp David Agreement.
  • Identify and explain the major components of the Reagan economic agenda.
  • Identify HIV/AIDS and discuss its role in American political culture.
  • Describe the characteristics of the new economy that emerged in the United States during the 1990s.
  • Explain the rationale for, and results of, U.S. military actions in Iraq.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Mathematics

SS 1104 United States History Since 1877

Credits : 3

This course examines United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present. The focus will be on the central ideas and conflicts which shaped American society since the Civil War. Topics to be covered will include: Reconstruction; industrialization; two world wars; the depression; the women’s movement; civil rights; the cold war and the political environment to the present.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the South’s response to defeat in 1865.
  • Explain the long-term impact of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
  • Asses the impact of southern urban growth on late nineteenth-century southern culture.
  • Identify Thomas A. Edison and describe his contribution to nineteenth-century technology.
  • Distinguish between and define vertical integration and horizontal integration.
  • Comment on the involvement of Christian denominations in the effort to “Americanize” Native Americans.
  • Explain the role of the railroad in promoting the migration of western settlers.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of supporters of the Democratic and Republican parties at the turn of the century.
  • List the economic issues that sparked a crisis among farmers in the late nineteenth century.
  • Discuss Roosevelt’s program for conservation of natural resources.
  • Outline the justifications that Americans used for their late nineteenth-century imperialism.
  • Identify Secretary of State John Hay and outline the principles of his Open Door policy.
  • Explain the European political events that led to World War I.
  • Identify the issues and events occurring in fall 1916 and spring 1917 that finally culminated in the American entry into World War I
  • Identify the candidates and indicate the outcome of the presidential election of 1924.
  • Define the terms open shop, yellow dog contract, and welfare capitalism and explain their relevance to corporate treatment of labor during the 1920s.
  • Outline the causes of the Great Depression.
  • List the positive and negative outcomes of the New Deal in terms of its impact on American politics.
  • Explain Adolf Hitler’s agenda on the European continent.
  • Identify the new opportunities created for women by the wartime economy.
  • Identify the provisions of the GI Bill of Rights.
  • Identify four factors that explain American fear of subversion during the 1950s.
  • Discuss the growth of the American economy during the 1950s.
  • Explain the realist position regarding the American role in Vietnam.
  • Explain the significance of the Camp David Agreement.
  • Identify and explain the major components of the Reagan economic agenda.
  • Identify HIV/AIDS and discuss its role in American political culture.
  • Describe the characteristics of the new economy that emerged in the United States during the 1990s.
  • Explain the rationale for, and results of, U.S. military actions in Iraq.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Natural Science

SS 1104 United States History Since 1877

Credits : 3

This course examines United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present. The focus will be on the central ideas and conflicts which shaped American society since the Civil War. Topics to be covered will include: Reconstruction; industrialization; two world wars; the depression; the women’s movement; civil rights; the cold war and the political environment to the present.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the South’s response to defeat in 1865.
  • Explain the long-term impact of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
  • Asses the impact of southern urban growth on late nineteenth-century southern culture.
  • Identify Thomas A. Edison and describe his contribution to nineteenth-century technology.
  • Distinguish between and define vertical integration and horizontal integration.
  • Comment on the involvement of Christian denominations in the effort to “Americanize” Native Americans.
  • Explain the role of the railroad in promoting the migration of western settlers.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of supporters of the Democratic and Republican parties at the turn of the century.
  • List the economic issues that sparked a crisis among farmers in the late nineteenth century.
  • Discuss Roosevelt’s program for conservation of natural resources.
  • Outline the justifications that Americans used for their late nineteenth-century imperialism.
  • Identify Secretary of State John Hay and outline the principles of his Open Door policy.
  • Explain the European political events that led to World War I.
  • Identify the issues and events occurring in fall 1916 and spring 1917 that finally culminated in the American entry into World War I
  • Identify the candidates and indicate the outcome of the presidential election of 1924.
  • Define the terms open shop, yellow dog contract, and welfare capitalism and explain their relevance to corporate treatment of labor during the 1920s.
  • Outline the causes of the Great Depression.
  • List the positive and negative outcomes of the New Deal in terms of its impact on American politics.
  • Explain Adolf Hitler’s agenda on the European continent.
  • Identify the new opportunities created for women by the wartime economy.
  • Identify the provisions of the GI Bill of Rights.
  • Identify four factors that explain American fear of subversion during the 1950s.
  • Discuss the growth of the American economy during the 1950s.
  • Explain the realist position regarding the American role in Vietnam.
  • Explain the significance of the Camp David Agreement.
  • Identify and explain the major components of the Reagan economic agenda.
  • Identify HIV/AIDS and discuss its role in American political culture.
  • Describe the characteristics of the new economy that emerged in the United States during the 1990s.
  • Explain the rationale for, and results of, U.S. military actions in Iraq.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Social Science

SS 1104 United States History Since 1877

Credits : 3

This course examines United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present. The focus will be on the central ideas and conflicts which shaped American society since the Civil War. Topics to be covered will include: Reconstruction; industrialization; two world wars; the depression; the women’s movement; civil rights; the cold war and the political environment to the present.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the South’s response to defeat in 1865.
  • Explain the long-term impact of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
  • Asses the impact of southern urban growth on late nineteenth-century southern culture.
  • Identify Thomas A. Edison and describe his contribution to nineteenth-century technology.
  • Distinguish between and define vertical integration and horizontal integration.
  • Comment on the involvement of Christian denominations in the effort to “Americanize” Native Americans.
  • Explain the role of the railroad in promoting the migration of western settlers.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of supporters of the Democratic and Republican parties at the turn of the century.
  • List the economic issues that sparked a crisis among farmers in the late nineteenth century.
  • Discuss Roosevelt’s program for conservation of natural resources.
  • Outline the justifications that Americans used for their late nineteenth-century imperialism.
  • Identify Secretary of State John Hay and outline the principles of his Open Door policy.
  • Explain the European political events that led to World War I.
  • Identify the issues and events occurring in fall 1916 and spring 1917 that finally culminated in the American entry into World War I
  • Identify the candidates and indicate the outcome of the presidential election of 1924.
  • Define the terms open shop, yellow dog contract, and welfare capitalism and explain their relevance to corporate treatment of labor during the 1920s.
  • Outline the causes of the Great Depression.
  • List the positive and negative outcomes of the New Deal in terms of its impact on American politics.
  • Explain Adolf Hitler’s agenda on the European continent.
  • Identify the new opportunities created for women by the wartime economy.
  • Identify the provisions of the GI Bill of Rights.
  • Identify four factors that explain American fear of subversion during the 1950s.
  • Discuss the growth of the American economy during the 1950s.
  • Explain the realist position regarding the American role in Vietnam.
  • Explain the significance of the Camp David Agreement.
  • Identify and explain the major components of the Reagan economic agenda.
  • Identify HIV/AIDS and discuss its role in American political culture.
  • Describe the characteristics of the new economy that emerged in the United States during the 1990s.
  • Explain the rationale for, and results of, U.S. military actions in Iraq.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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