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This course will probe the domestic history of the U.S. from 1919 to 1939 and the cultural, economic, political, and social changes accompanying America’s evolution into a modern society. Themes include: developments in work, leisure, and consumption; impact of depression on the organization of the public and private sectors; persistence of traditional values such as individualism and the success ethos in shaping responses to change; and the evolving diversity of America and the American experience.
Format: seminar; This course will be taught remotely and will feature both asynchronous and synchronous instruction. Virtual course meetings will revolve around synchronous discussion and remote learners will be expected to attend class regularly and participate actively in each session held via Zoom (or a similar platform).
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
Students will be graded on class participation and will have two take-home essay examinations (a midterm and a final, each 6-8 pages). In addition, students will write two short response papers and will complete an interpretative essay (5-7 pages) focused on art from the WPA Federal Art Project.
HIST and AMST majors as well as students with demonstrated interest in the material
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada