American Issues of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Course Number: 212

Open To:
Grade 12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: College Preparatory Elective “G” Requirement

Course Description:

This course covers social issues in the United States in the second half of the 20th century, including the women's movement, the Civil Rights movement, and the Vietnam War era. Students will also study 21st century foreign policy and discuss current events as they pertain to the course of study. Students are responsible for oral presentations on various topics and books. The class is specifically designed for twelfth graders who have a foundation in world and U.S. history and want to delve deeper into these very important topics.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • There is no textbook for this course. Reading assignments will be provided by instructor. However, at some point during the semester, students must select and purchase an autobiography, biography, or memoir.

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Completion of U.S. History or AP U.S. History