HSC 082 Social Studies • V1-10 Cr.


This course examines the social, political, and economic development of the United States from the American Revolution through the beginning of the 20th century. It traces the westward expansion of the nation, rise of industry and cities, conflicts with other nations, and social and political reform movements. Readings and written assignments focus on the experiences of diverse groups, including women, African-Americans, immigrants, workers, and others. Students will also develop their civic identity through discussions of current events, building connections between past and present. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Cite key evidence and inferences from a text 
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text 
  • Determine and summarize the organization structure and supporting details of a text 
  • Analyze how texts make connections between ideas or compare and contrast facts 
  • Use the writing process to convey ideas, concepts, explanations & research ideas with clear evidence 
  • Use technology to produce and publish writing and link to cite sources