HIST 253
Modern U.S. History
Last Offered Spring 2019
Division II
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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This course surveys themes and issues that inform the historical landscape of the United States after the Civil War and Reconstruction, from the late 1800s to the present. With special attention to freedom and fragmentation, the course examines the dilemmas inherent to American democracy, including: westward expansion and Indian affairs; immigration and nationalism; progressivism and domestic policy; the expanding role of the United States in the world; race, gender, and rights; and the shifting terrains of liberalism and conservatism. The course also tunes into the connections between current affairs and the American past. Course materials include a range of primary sources (letters, political speeches, autobiography, film, oral histories, fiction, and photography) and historical interpretations.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 40
Expected: 40
Class#: 3253
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: a combination of quizzes, short papers, and a final exam or final paper
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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