UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1877
Jamie Eves, email@example.com
317 Wood Hall
M, W, 1:00-4:00
Lindsay Hunter Carlson, sections 001D, 004D, 007D (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Omar Dphrepaulezz, sections 002D, 005D (email@example.com)
McKee Campbell, sections 003D, 008D (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Erin Bartram, sections 006D, 009D (email@example.com)
Goals: What we’ll be doing
HIST 132 is a survey (overview) of United States history from the end of the Reconstruction Era (1877) to
the present. We will be going beyond “high-school history,” with its emphasis on memorizing raw
historical data, and examine the ways that professional historians learn about, interpret, and explain
Objectives: What you’ll get out of this
A structure of American history:
HIST 132 will provide you with the basic structure of
American History since 1877.
Improved critical thinking skills:
HIST 132 will expose you to new ways of thinking about and
interpreting the broad sweep of American history – of going beyond memorizing names and dates
and figuring out
things happened the way they did.
HIST 132 meets several important University and/or major requirements. It
also meets the State of Connecticut requirement for a U. S. History survey course for public
school teacher certification.
Preparation for future study:
HIST 132 will prepare you for the further study of American
history, whether as a student in advanced courses here at the University or on your own.
Greater familiarity with historical sources:
HIST 132 will introduce you to a wide range of
historical sources, including photographs, newspapers, memoirs, advertisements, diaries,
paintings, court records, Presidential tape recordings, the
, letters, and
Learning to think and behave like a professional:
HIST 132 will introduce you to the ways that
professional historians practice their craft.
Method: How all this happens
To achieve these outcomes, we will use a variety of learning techniques, including analytical lectures,
storytelling, guided discussions, reading a narrative text, reading and reflecting on a variety of historical