NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY 1800 TO 1950
|Course Name||NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY 1800 TO 1950|
|Description||‘This course is an analysis of the forces that shaped the modern industrial nation after the Civil War which have resulted in the emergence of the United States as a world power. This course provides a general overview of U.S. History from approximately 1865. The class addresses the broad intellectual, political, economic, and cultural issues of the modern United States. There will be lectures, class discussions, reading assignments, quizzes, one short essay, and a final examination.|
|Learning Outcomes||Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: |
– summon at least a basic reserve of specific data about U.S. History in order to have an informed and educated conversation about it, and to have a better sense of how to find and use such information when needed.
– be capable of finding and recognizing areas of disagreement and uncertainty in U.S. History, and to know what some of the major controversies are.
– not only recognize key areas of dispute about U.S. History, but also understand, at least on a basic level, how historical arguments are made and how historical evidence is evaluated and used.
– recognize and appreciate the significance of constant change in U.S. History (in religious beliefs, philosophical beliefs, political organisation, political geography, economic surroundings, demographics, and group identity).
|School||School of Humanities & Social Sciences|
|Number of credits (US / ECTS)||3 US / 6 ECTS|