History | H106 2699 American History II 2:30-3:20P TR BH013 Katz
H106 | 2699 | Katz I
Above section open to freshmen and sophomores only.
Students interested in registering for Educ X101, 9:05a MW,
concurrently with Prof. Katz' H06 should contact the student academic
center for authorization for X101 and the following section of H106.
Students must enroll in a discussion section.
Class meetings will occur twice-weekly for the lectures and once-weekly in
discussion sections. Lectures are geared to the political, economic,
constitutional, and social basis of American history from the Civil War to
the present, stressing such events, eras, and movements as Reconstruction,
industrialization, political and tariff reform, populism, the Progressive
movement, urbanization and immigration, the 1929 depression, the New Deal,
two world wars, the Korean, Vietnamese, and Persian Gulf conflicts, and
significant issues and people of recent decades. Discussion sections may
focus on conflicting historical interpretations. Two 50-minute essay exams
plus a two-hour final essay exam for the semester, with each exam covering
roughly 1/4 of the assigned literature and lectures. Final grades will be
based (roughly) on a general average of exam performance, with some
evaluation of student's participation in discussion sections.