HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Fall 2020, Section 005 - Early American Cultural History
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Where does American culture come from? What can things like maps, pirates, religious revivals, and even a giant cheese tell us about the making of America?

This course will examine culture in the North American colonies and borderlands, and in the newly formed United States in the period before 1876. We will define culture broadly in this class to consider social customs and beliefs as well as more specific forms of literary and artistic expression. We will explore how culture shaped critical elements of American history, including: settler colonialism and indigenous resistance; emerging American identities and constructions of gender, sexuality, race, and class; slavery and abolitionism; democratic practices and religious participation; and the rise of urban and rural American cultures.

This course will be organized around major scholarly debates in cultural history, and will require reading scholarly journal articles and primary sources. Students should expect to come away from this course with improved skills in the practice of cultural history, including reading scholarly works and interpreting historical sources. Grading will be based on active participation, regular reading responses, 1 group presentation, and a final take-home exam.

Course Requirements:

Graded components consist of active participation in synchronous discussion, and asynchronous assignments including short reading responses, primary source analysis project, and option of final essay, project, or exam.

Class Format:

Regular lectures for this course (avg 20-30 minutes) will be recorded and made available asynchronously. We will also have biweekly discussion/breakout sessions that require synchronous participation. This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Synchronous class discussions will be conducted over Zoom or BlueJeans. Students should have access to an internet-connected computer, camera and microphone.

Schedule

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
26436
Open
10
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Sections 001 & 002, Health & Disease in Chinese History. Lectures and sections are remote and instruction will be a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous teaching. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
002 (DIS)
 Online
30340
Open
10
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (LEC)
 Online
33031
Open
5
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 005, Early American Cultural History. Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
010 (LEC)
 Online
33898
Open
3
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 010, Sport in Society. Lectures are remote; instruction will be a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous teaching. All sections (011-016) are remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
011 (DIS)
 Online
33899
Closed
0
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
 Online
33900
Closed
0
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
013 (DIS)
 Online
33901
Open
1
 
-
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
014 (DIS)
 Online
33902
Open
1
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
015 (DIS)
 Online
33903
Open
1
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
016 (DIS)
 Online
33904
Open
1
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
020 (LEC)
 Online
35176
Open
7
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 020, Medieval Egypt. Instruction is remote and will be taught synchronously. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
025 (LEC)
  Hybrid
37098
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 025, Charting the African American Experience. Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote and will be taught synchronously. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
026 (SEM)
  Hybrid
37222
Open
5
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Section 026, Who Were the Puritans? Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote and will be taught synchronously. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times. This course is not open to remote-only students.
035 (LEC)
 Online
41124
Open
3
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 035, Charting the African American Experience. Instruction is a mixture of in-person and remote and will be taught synchronously. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times. Remote-only students registered for section 025 should swap into section 035.

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