History | American History II
H106 | 7845 | Wu
Above class open to undergraduates only
Become a more effective learner of history! Enroll in Educ X101:
Learning Strategies for History in the same semester as any history
course. X101 is being offered 2:30-3:45, MW or 2:30-3:45, TR for 2
This course surveys the history of modern America from the end of
the Civil War to the present. We will explore the evolution of the
United States into an urban, industrial nation and global power and
consider the consequences of these developments for American
society, culture, and politics.
Special emphasis will be placed on learning how to think
historically by analyzing the past as a series of “problems”—ideas
and issues that American women and men confronted, considered, and
contested in the late 19th and 20th centuries as they engaged in the
process of nation-building. We will access a variety of these
perspectives through the use of original texts as a means to assess
and interpret critically the substance and stakes of historical
The class will meet twice weekly and consist of a combination of
lecture and discussion. Required reading will include both
textbooks and documents available through e-reserve/Oncourse.
Students will be evaluated based on short writing assignments, a
midterm examination, and a final examination.