History | American History II
H106 | 2598 | Kotlowski

TR 11:15A-12:05P  WH100

Above section open to freshmen and sophomores only. Students must enroll
in a discussion section.

This course surveys aspects of American history since the Civil War.  It
emphasizes political, military, and diplomatic events as well as social
and economic trends.  Topics to be discussed include reconstruction,
industrialization, reform movements such as populism and progressivism,
America's rise to world power and its participation in two world wars, the
1920's the New Deal, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam
War, and the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Reagan presidencies.  Three
themes will receive particular attention: (1) how the actions and policies
of the federal government have influenced the lives of average Americans,
(2) how average Americans have attempted to shape the policies of their
government, and (3) how the United States has interacted with other
nations in the international arena.  Readings include a textbook and three
supplementary books.  Grading: discussion work 25%; three blue book
examinations 25% each.