History | Home Front During WWII
J300 | 2858 | Madison
Above section open to students who intend to become secondary social
studies teachers only
Obtain on-line authorization for above section from Ballantine 742
Above section COAS intensive writing section and also requires
registration in COAS W333
Professor Madisonís history seminar is designed especially for
students preparing for a career in social studies teaching. Students
will study the American home front during World War II and also the
nature of historical scholarship as preparation to teach history at
the middle and high school level.
The subject matter of J300 will be drawn from the diverse
experiences of Americans in non-military affairs during World War
II. We will consider, for example, the roles of women in factory
production, the use of propaganda in Hollywood films and elsewhere,
the quest of African Americans for equal opportunity, the internment
of Japanese Americans, and the growing power of the federal
government during wartime. Among the larger questions to be studied
is the degree to which home front experiences represented temporary
or more permanent changes in twentieth-century American life.
The course work will consist of reading and evaluating primary and
secondary sources, class discussion, and out-of-class writing,
including short, weekly essays, plus one longer research paper.
Students will have opportunities to integrate work in this history
seminar with teaching field experience.
To register for Professor Madisonís J300 seminar students should
come to Ballantine 742 for on-line authorization. They should also
be registered for M314, Section 5624 (a co-requisite course), or any
of the M441 classes.