Survey of US history from the Civil War era.
Karen Madden ()
Dates: June 30 - August 8, 2014
The course will examine major issues and trends in US history within a chronological context to explore how the US has evolved from a geographically and socially limited society to the global, postindustrial, political, military and economic power that it is today. Among the issues that will be examined are geographic expansion, what it means to be an American, economic development from capitalism to post-industrialism, the role of government and the idea of equality of rights and opportunities in a democratic society, the processes and impact of urbanization, race, ethnic and gender relations, and the development of world power status.
?Students will gain basic historical knowledge of The United States ?Students will gain an introductory knowledge of historical writing ?Students will become familiar with primary and secondary documents ?Students will begin to understand that no single perspective is fully informative of how and/or why a historical event took place
?Students are expected to read all the assigned material ?Students are expected to post a response to the assigned questions and to pose at least one question weekly ?Students are expected to complete the two exams Your final grade will be based on two exams and discussion participation. The final grade will be determined as follows: Two Essay Exams 50 points each Discussion 25 points each week
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