History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 615: Problems in American History

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Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Spring 2012

HIST 615-005:
Civil War Era  —  Christopher H. Hamner

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M —  Robinson B103

This course serves as an introduction to historians' approaches to the era of the American Civil War. It explores a variety of facets of the field--political, social, military, economic--by examining some influential classics and some of the most important recent work in the discipline. The reading emphasizes current work in the field on a variety of topics related to the war and its course. Written assignments include several brief book reviews and a longer historiographic essay. This course will satisfy the “1861-1914” distribution requirement in U.S. history.

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Credits: 1-6

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor.

Notes:

May be repeated for credit when topic is different.

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