HIST 824 (01) - Topics in Modern US History

Top/The American Century

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Full Term (08/27/2018 - 12/10/2018)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 17143
Advanced study of topics in U.S. history. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits. Course meets the History major requirement for Group I.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/27/2018 12/10/2018 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 201
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This course will provide an in-depth look at the history of the United States during the twentieth century. The emphasis will be on how historical change reshaped politics, culture and the society itself  from 1900 through the 1990s in ways that defined the nation we inhabit today. The emphasis will be on the rise of the activist presidency and its critics, the clash between the federal government and politics at the state and local level, the changing role of mass media and the press (from radio to television and beyond), political violence and scandal, war, assassination, economic abundance and downturns as well as the challenges of diversity and pluralism. The history was tumultuous, the cast of characters colorful and the consequences long lasting. Format will consist of lecture and discussion with film, literature, firsthand accounts, and studies by historians among our regular assignments. Course meets the History major requirement for Group I.