HIST 410 (01) - Historic Survey of American Civilization

Historic Survey Amer Civiliztn

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 13529
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. Course meets the History major requirement for Group 1.
Section Comments: Intro to American Intellectual History
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 410H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Raymond Dinsmore

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 3:10pm - 4:30pm HORT 307
Final Exam 12/19/2023 12/19/2023 T 1:00pm - 3:00pm HORT 307
Additional Course Details: 

Where do our ideas come from? How are they related to our national identity? How have American culture, politics, society, and economics been shaped by something as seemingly inconsequential as a thought? Intro to American Intellectual History will answer those questions by examing the thinkers and ideas that most profoundly shaped the United States of America. This course will examine the ideas that formed the American Revolution, molded the Constitution, ignited the Civil War, animated the Progressive Era, shaped the policy of the World Wars, manifested the civil rights movement, and brought about America's postmodern moment. By examining the thoughts and minds of influential Americans like Thomas Paine, W.E.B. DuBois, and Mark Twain, students will gain a new appreciation for the world they live in and themselves as products of collective American thought.