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US History I

US History I

Sophia's US History I course builds student 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. Students will learn how to think like a historian and apply a historian's lens to real-world situations. Full Description

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  • 3 semester credits at Thomas Edison State University
  • Thomas Edison State University Equivalency: US History 1 (HIS-113)
  • Category: Social Science

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This course uses problem-based learning and relatable real-world situations to help you understand historical events and eras. By evaluating multiple sources of information and points of view, you'll learn to think critically and contextually about history and its impact on the present.

Overview
This course encompasses key events and era in US History from prehistory and early settlers to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Themes, eras, and events include:

  • The First Settlers
  • Growth of the Colonies
  • The American War for Independence
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll 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
By the end of this course, you'll know how to analyze primary and secondary sources to form and defend your conclusions. You'll be able to think more like a historian by using different contextual lenses to understand events and eras through a variety of perspectives.

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

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114 Student Reviews
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by Kimberly D. on August 14, 2019
This was the hardest class I have taken in my 3 1/2 years of classes! Need better tutorials
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by Michele B. on August 11, 2019
Horrible too much data in a short period of time. Lots of trick questions
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by Hadasah C. on August 8, 2019
I felt that a lot of the questions were subjective and unclear. There were quite a few questions throughout the course that multiple answers were correct and supported by text, however marked incorrect when submitted. I did challenge several questions, but got little support or help from the disputes.
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by Alexandra E. on August 6, 2019
I needed to complete a US History course in order to graduate, but I had an extremely busy summer (2 months of full-time work, as well as travelling). In addition to teaching me interesting, relevant material, this course allowed me to work at my own pace, which was a life saver! I was also provided with great support in the form of a learning coach who checked in with me periodically to make sure I was okay and on track to finish on time. Thank you to everyone who made this possible!
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by Diana M. on July 29, 2019
This was a difficult course.
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by Claudia D. on July 27, 2019
Stop trying to confuse the students with your poorly sculpted questions. I have to sit there for 10 minute just to figure out what exactly it is that the question is asking. That effort should be put into finding the answer, not finding the question.
Sophia replied on July 29, 2019

Hi Claudia, Thanks for your comments. Each question in the course has a link you can use to report an issue, ask a question, or seek clarification. Our team handles those in a prompt fashion. All part of our commitment to your academic success and progress. Congratulations on your successful course completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Rebecca P. on July 18, 2019
This was a very difficult class
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by Mitchell T. on July 15, 2019
good information

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  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?
    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods, and must be paid for by credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers both full and partial payment plans as part of the registration process.
  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?
    A: You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.
  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?
    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the course room, and are included in the cost.
  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?
    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

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