| American History II
H106 | 2615 | Katz
TR 2:30P-3:20P BH013
Above section open to freshmen and sophomores only. Students must enroll
in a discussion section.H106: need study skills help? Then register for
Professor Katz's H106 and contactthe student academic center at 316 N.
Jordan for on-line authorization for EducX101 (learning strategies for
history, two additional credits) that will be offeredMW 10:10.
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.