This writing-intensive seminar-style course will introduce historical methods and skills through a study of the United States since 1945. We will explore how politics, foreign policy, and culture interacted to shape American society and the role of the United States in the world. Social movements, hot button political issues, and global conflict will feature prominently in our course readings and discussions. We will examine primary sources, conduct secondary research, and develop our own historical hypotheses about this period. Writing assignments will include primary source analyses, secondary critiques, and a final research project. (Offered every other year.)
4 credits
Lower Division
The Capacities | Written Communication
The Interdisciplinary Clusters | We the People: Stories and Histories of the United States