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Always Do the Reading
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course covers U.S. history since 1865 and is a world-wind of new insight on the major events in U.S. history. Professor Rodriguez hits every important detail eloquently and intertwines modern politics and social changes that are echos of previous historic events.
In this course we learned a great deal about how U.S. politics handled changes in the growth of the U.S. and relationships amongst social, racial, and political groups that resided there. We learned about the major achievements and failures sitting presidents and spent the end of the semester learning a great deal about the social movements of the 50s/60s/70s and the rise of Mass Incarceration, for which we read Michelle Alexander's novel "The New Jim Crow".
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Advice for students:
The best way to be successful in HIST201 would be to do the readings! This is gospel with college courses and is easier said than done. But I promise if your do at least some of the readings and attend lecture you will excel. In addition, attending discussion is helpful in drawing connections between historical events/ movements and modern day events.