HIST 824 (01) - Topics in Modern US History

Top/The American Century

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 13781
Advanced study of topics in U.S. history. Barring duplication of subject, may be repeated. Course meets the History major requirement for Group I.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 201
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An in-depth look at the history of the United States during the tumultuous twentieth century. We’ll examine how political, social and cultural change converged from 1900 through the 1990s to define the nation we inhabit today. Themes will include the rise of the activist presidency and its critics, the clash between the federal government and politics at the state and local level, the impact 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 events were dramatic , 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.