Summer 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Wickberg, Dan
Discipline and Number
HUHI 6301 Section 05A
TR Time 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Course Title
Modern Amer Thought 1890-1910

Description of Course:

This course focuses on some key thinkers and texts, particularly in the realm of social thought, social science and modernist ideology at this critical period in the formation of modern thought: the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We will be reading both primary writings by American thinkers and a selective sample of important scholarly literature on American thought and culture during this period. Topics covered will include modernism and antimodernism; post-Darwinian thought, pragmatism, feminism, Progressivism, pluralism, race and immigration, the rise of social science.

Required Texts:

Possible Texts include: Daniel Borus, Twentieth-Century Multiplicity; Jackson Lears, No Place of Grace; James Kloppenberg, Uncertain Victory; John Higham, Strangers in the Land; Rosalind Rosenberg, Beyond Separate Spheres; and primary texts, including The Education of Henry Adams; Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House; W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk; William James, Pragmatism and The Varieties of Religious Experience; Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

class attendance and participation; one book review (3-5 pp.); one annotated bibliography (15-20 pp.)

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