Development of Modern America
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Course Information from the University Catalog
History of the United States since 1877.
Satisfies General Education requirement for social and behavioral science..
Students may not receive credit for HIST 122 if they have taken HIST 120.
Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Spring 2012
Development of Modern America —
03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Robinson B124
This survey in modern American history is designed to give the student a broad picture of the growth and development of the United States after Reconstruction, focusing on the transition from a rural agricultural nation to an urban industrial one. Surmounting the difficulties of this transition was a great challenge to the American people and to their leaders throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Rapid changes in technology, urban growth, and immigration eventually led to a new definition of government responsibility, and also to new public attitudes. Moreover, the urban challenge has persisted, along with its social, political and economic implications, and has been manifested by cycles of reform and reaction. An important theme is the constant struggle with the ideal of pluralism. Another central issue during these years is America’s rise to world leadership. NOTE: Students may not receive credit for HIST 122 if they have taken HIST 120.
Satisfies the general education requirement in social and behavioral Science.
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