HIST 410 (1SY) - Historic Survey of American Civilization

Surv/Making Money

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Rotational Attendance, Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 55200
Topical survey, within broad chronological divisions, of the development of American civilization since 1600. Students may take the course up to two times as long as the topic for the two courses is different. Writing intensive. Course meets the History major requirement for Group 1.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 401, HIST 410H, HIST 504, HIST 510
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Aaron Chin

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MW 8:10am - 9:00am HORT 215
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 F 8:10am - 9:00am ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

HIST 410 sec. 01 - MAKING MONEY
It seems so simple, but what is money, really? Wampum, tobacco, gold, paper: these are just a few things that have served as a means of exchange at various points in American history. But why? How did we get to where we are today? This course explores the political, philosophical, and cultural histories of American money from European contact to the present. In particular, the class will discuss changing understandings of money as both a concept and a physical object. Course meets the History major requirement for Group I.