Hist 210b S10 syllabus - San Jos State University College...

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Hist 210b, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 7 San José State University College of Social Sciences/Department of History Hist 210b/Advanced Colloquium United States History, 1780-1900/Sect. 2/S2010 Instructor: Dr. Patricia Evridge Hill Office Location: DMH 134 Telephone: (408) 924-5755 Email: Patricia.Hill@sjsu.edu Office Hours: 30 minutes before and after class, or please call the history department office at (408) 924-5500 to schedule an appointment with me through the office staff. Class Days/Time: Thursdays/6:00-8:45 pm Classroom: Clark Hall 318 Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of some course materials including the syllabus may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/patricia.hill or accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU. Course Description from the catalog—Intensive readings, discussions, and reports on American history in one of three areas: 1492 to 1780, nineteenth century, or twentieth century. May be repeated with different instructor or topic. 3 units. for this section— Students will read and discuss recent examples of path- breaking, myth-shattering, and prize-winning works on nineteenth-century American history and explore major historiographical debates. Class sessions will emphasize discussions and analyses of the American Revolution, the agrarian republic, slavery, the antebellum industrial revolution, gender in the
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Hist 210b, Spring 2010 Page 2 of 7 early republic, the causes of the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the West, dissent in the Gilded Age, urbanization, and immigration. At the end of the course, we will link turn-of-the-century American society, politics, culture, and capitalism to reform and social change associated with Progressivism and the twentieth century. Students should expect whole-group discussions, targeted discussions, primary source analyses, instructor presentations, and music throughout this exploration of the nineteenth century. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives After completing the course, students will be able to use what they have learned about the United States in the nineteenth century to: analyze examples of both traditional and contemporary approaches to the study of the American past, recognize leading historiographical questions related to nineteenth-century U.S. history, conduct research on topics related to nineteenth-century U.S. history, shift their focus from the simple acquisition of historical content/knowledge to the more complex processes associated with original research: historical interpretation, analysis, argument, choice of methodology, historiographical positioning, etc., recognize how culture and society establish contexts of equality and inequality that shape our understanding of gender, racial/ethnic, religious, regional, and class identities as well as our views on sexual orientation,
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