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U.S. History I

U.S. History I

Sophia's US History I course builds your knowledge of key events and figures in the history of the United States from American prehistory through the era of Reconstruction. This course emphasizes critical thinking skills and consideration of multiple perspectives through the analysis of primary sources. You will learn how to think like a historian and apply a historian's lens to real-world situations. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Colorado Technical University
  • 4.5 quarter credits at Colorado Technical University
  • Colorado Technical University Equivalency: HIST101 - History

Category: Social Science

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Accepted for transfer by Colorado Technical University.

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U.S. History I

Course Description
Sophia's US History I course builds your knowledge of key events and figures in the history of the United States from American prehistory through the era of Reconstruction. This course emphasizes critical thinking skills and consideration of multiple perspectives through the analysis of primary sources. You will learn how to think like a historian and apply a historian's lens to real-world situations.

Assessments & Grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Interpret or analyze a primary source to draw conclusions about a historical event
  • Apply different historical lenses in order to critically analyze historical events through a variety of
    perspectives
  • Understand the events, people, and motivations involved in the settling of the Americas
  • Recognize the events and factors that lead up to the American Revolution
  • Analyze the political, social and economic climate during and after the drafting of the constitution
  • Evaluate the events leading up to the Civil War and understand the key players, battles, and rationales
  • Analyze how historians have interpreted the era of reconstruction and the causes for the collapse of reconstruction
  • Trace the evolution of slavery and examine the experience of slaves from the age of exploration
    through the era of reconstruction

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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919 Student Reviews
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by Connor S. on September 24, 2020
Finally
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by Richard D. on September 24, 2020
I gave three stars because I liked the content and learning about history, but the questions on challenges and milestones were hard to come up with the right answer. I read every word of the content and still wasn't sure how to correctly answer some of the questions.
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by Eric S. on September 23, 2020
Very informational and worth taking. Still relatable to today.
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by ronald t. on September 23, 2020
Thanks very much for the course. The lessons were laid out in a logical order while focusing on specific areas in cases where emphasis was needed, yet not necessarily in chronological order like the lessons are in overall. The test questions for the milestones were pretty challenging and really make you think instead of just memorizing or being able to read answers word for word from the material, which is a good thing and makes you pay more attention. I would recommend this course to others. Thanks again!
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by Kenzi L. on September 23, 2020
At least one star for teaching actual history and not what the idiot media is teaching today; however, ZERO stars for the set up that Sophia allowed. This was by far the worst written course of my 8 Sophia courses (and I took Sophia's sociology!!). Again, the history is accurate and real history which I appreciated; however, the milestones and the challenge tutorials did not match AT ALL! If you decide to take this class, have Google on standby!
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by Rosalynn S. on September 23, 2020
This is a great course, however wish it came with powerpoints.
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by Teasha B. on September 23, 2020
This course was honestly one of the most challenging courses I've taken in my college career! But gain a lot of information.
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by Lakita C. on September 23, 2020
A lot of reading and interpretation required. Certainly not about memorizing a bunch of dates and terms. More so about understanding the content. The course is not a search and find type. Still glad I took this over a traditional history class.

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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