Honors | American History II
H106 | 2705 | Katz


THIS IS AN AUTHORIZED CLASS
YOU MUST OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM THE HONORS COLLEGE

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 bases of American
history from the Civil War to the present, stressing such events,
eras, and movements as Reconstruction, political and tariff reform,
populism, industrialization, the Progressive movement, urbanization
and immigration, the 1929 depression, the New Deal, two world wars,
and significant issues and people of the last four 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 1/3 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.