Hist Syl - Course Syllabus Course Information HIST 1302:...

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Course Syllabus Course Information HIST 1302: U.S. History Survey from the Civil War Spring, 2008, JO4.614 Professor Contact Information Jeff Schulze, JO5.205, 972-883-2985, jeffrey.schulze@utdallas.edu Office hours: MW 11:30-12:30 and T 3-4, or by appointment Teaching Assistant: Serin Hetou, smh045000@utdallas.edu Office hours: MWF 11:30-12:30, JO5,410D Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions None Course Description This course will survey the major political, economic, and cultural developments in post-Civil War American history, beginning with Reconstruction and terminating in the 1980s. In addition to touching on the key turning points—such as industrialization, the Great Depression, and the birth of the Cold War—we will also explore a variety of regional political and economic developments, particularly in the American West, the persistence and growth of ethnic and cultural minority groups, the evolution of race and gender relations, and the growth of the environmental movement. The purpose of this course is to provide students with not only a general overview of post-Civil War American history, but with a more complete understanding of how different segments of the America population experienced and influenced that history. Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1) Identify and describe the major political, economic, and cultural themes that characterize post- 1877 American history 2) Outline the major events (including armed conflicts, demographic and/or cultural shifts, economic developments, and government initiatives) that directly affected the trajectory of post-1877 American history 3) Describe the evolution of race and gender relations from the end of the Civil War up to the present 4) Demonstrate the ability to read critically and write clearly and concisely Required Textbooks and Materials Faragher, Buhle, Czitrom, and Armitage, Out of Many: A History of the American People , Volume Two, 5 th edition William E. Leuchtenburg, The Perils of Prosperity, 1914-1932 Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Course Syllabus Page 1
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1/7 Course intro/nuts and bolts 1/9 Review/Reconstruction and its Aftermath *Begin reading Out of Many , chapter 18 1/11 Westward Expansion 1/14 The Indian Wars *Begin reading Out of Many , chapter 20 1/16 Industrialization and the Gilded Age 1/18 The Turmoil of the 1890s *Begin reading Out of Many , chapter 21 1/21 No class (Martin Luther King Day) 1/23 Quiz 1 and class discussion, Out of Many , chapter 21 *Begin reading Out of Many , chapter 22 1/25 World War I 1/28 World War I, continued *Begin reading Perils of Prosperity , 1-65 1/30 Postwar Foreign Policy 2/1 Class discussion, Perils of Prosperity *Begin reading Perils of Prosperity , 66-177 2/4 The Red Scare 2/6 The Great Migration 2/8 Prohibition and Mass Culture 2/11 The Second Industrial Revolution 2/13 Quiz 2 and discussion of Perils of Prosperity , 66-177
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