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Unformatted text preview: Professor: Dr. Calinda N. Lee Office: Crown Center 552 Phone: 773-508-2230 Email: email@example.com Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 and by appointment HISTORY 103: AMERICAN PLURALISM FALL 2007 Section 022, M, W, F 9:20-10:10am Dumbach Hall, Room 119 Overview History 103: American Pluralism is an introduction to history as a discipline, and an analysis of the origins, development and structure of the United States as a pluralistic and multiracial society from 1609 to the present. The course explores such issues as slavery and racism in American society, immigration and ethnicity, and religious diversity and intolerance. Throughout, the course examines how these factors have influenced American national identity and how that identity has changed over time. This course satisfies the Historical Knowledge Area, develops critical thinking and communication skills, and satisfies the values area of diversity. This course will be a fairly comprehensive survey of U.S. history. Students should understand, however, that when covering so much in a survey-style course, it is impossible to get to all events, personalities, and historical perspectives. The history of the Unites States is not the narrative of one group. It is a chronicle of many groups and individuals, including Africans, Asians, Europeans, and Native Americans as well as the differing perspectives of men and women. In this class, we will focus on centering perspectives of US history that are often marginalized, if not excluded altogether. To that end, we will explore US history by centering the perspectives of ethnic minorities, immigrant populations, and American women. This does not mean that these are the only groups of people that will be studied. On the contrary, our subjects will be as inclusive and diverse as possible. We will have lively discussion, practice writing skills with three provocative essays, and, hopefully, form a community that will enable us all to reflect on U.S. history from perspectives we may have never considered. Your thoughts and ideas are valued in this forum. Required Texts John F. Kasson. Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century. Nell Irvin Painter. Creating Black Americans Ruth Rosen. The World Split Open: How the Modern Womens Movement Changed America. Benjamin__________ Ronald Takaki. Strangers from a Different Shore Handouts distributed in class and on reserve in Cudahy Library Evaluation PAPERS ( 60% of final grade) Your grade in this class will be largely based on three essay assignments. Start early. Pay close attention to the guidelines for each assignment. Do not forget that every essay should have a well-developed thesis that is thoughtfully defended with historical evidence. Note that University of Chicago style citations are required for all history papers. Be sure to seek help if you need it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HIST 103 taught by Professor Josephlapsley during the Fall '08 term at Loyola Chicago.
- Fall '08