HIST 498 (09) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives


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: 15790
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Mass Media and 20th Century America
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.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Alyssa Roy

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 307
Final Exam 12/15/2023 12/15/2023 F 1:00pm - 3:00pm HORT 307
Additional Course Details: 

America in the 20th Century

What made the Roaring Twenties “roaring”? Why did the Great Depression occur, and what ended it? How did the president of the United States come to be considered the “leader of the free world”? We will answer all of these questions as we examine America’s social, political, and cultural history during the 20th century, as well as its place in wider world events. We will discuss major events and figures, including social movements and their leaders, prominent political figures, government policies and how they affected “ordinary” Americans, conflicts, and more.