HISTORY 261 - United States, 1865 to the Present
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: WN 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

HISTORY 261 (formerly HISTORY 161) is the second half of the introductory survey of American history. The course will explore major themes and pivotal developments in the political, social, cultural, and economic history of the United States since the Civil War, focusing on both domestic and international affairs. We will examine major eras and transformations such as Reconstruction, the rise of Big Business and Organized Labor, Western Expansion and Imperialism, the Progressive Era, the Rise of Mass Culture, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II and the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam Era, Conservatism and the "Reagan Revolution," and the War on Terror. From multiple perspectives, HISTORY 261 will emphasize the struggles for freedom, conflicts over citizenship, and the shifting boundaries of the "American Creed" that has promised and limited equality, democracy, and liberty. We also will investigate key debates over the meaning of the past and efforts to shape interpretations of history, from the legacies of the Civil War to the battles over National History Standards in the 1990s.

HISTORY 261 is divided into a lecture/discussion format that includes film and reading assignments, weekly discussion projects, a midterm, a short research paper, and a final exam. The list of assigned books will be posted, and emailed to pre-registered students, in early December.

HISTORY 261 - United States, 1865 to the Present
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12017
Open
5
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: INTRO SEQUENCE COURSE, renumbered from HISTORY 161. Students are auto-enrolled in lecture when they elect a discussion.
002 (DIS)
P
12018
Open
2
 
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WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
12019
Open
3
 
-
WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
12020
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
12021
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
12023
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
12024
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
12025
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
12026
Open
4
 
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TuTh 5:00PM - 6:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
12027
Closed
0
 
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WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
26941
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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