Spring 2020 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Stewart, Whitney
Discipline and Number
HIST 1302 Section 008
TR Time 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
U.S. History Survey from Civil War

Description of Course:

This course examines the history of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the twenty-first century. We will examine the social, cultural, political, and economic developments of the United States from the war that ripped the nation apart to our own recent history. By focusing on both broad developments and specific people, issues, and events, the complexity of the past is revealed. Ultimately, this class seeks to prepare students to critically and intelligently discuss the main themes of American history, demonstrating the changes and continuities in its people and core beliefs. In particular, we will seek to understand the nuanced, contingent, and constantly shifting meaning of what motivates these people called “Americans.”

Required Texts:

American Yawp, free and online at americanyawp.com

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Class Attendance & Participation; Primary Source Questionnaires (2 total); History Genre Reviews (2 total); Mid-term Exam; Final Exam; Group Project

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