HIST 122: Development of Modern America

HIST 122-DL1: Development of Modern America
(Spring 2021)


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Section Information for Spring 2021

This course is a an intensive, online, five-week survey of U.S. history from 1890 to the 1990s, which explores how America developed into a modern nation throughout the twentieth century.  Beginning in the 1890s, we will explore how industrialization, immigration, and urbanization laid the foundation for modernity.  In terms of foreign policy, we will examine American imperialism, involvement in the World Wars, and the Cold War to understand how the United States emerged as a world power on the international stage.  Culturally, we will study how mass culture and mass advertising redefined Americans’ daily lives and transformed the country into a “consumer’s republic.”  Throughout the course, we will engage with the diversity of the country’s history and specifically examine how race, ethnicity, and gender played critical roles in shaping and complicating the idea of what it means to be American.  Fully online, asynchronous (does not meet).

HIST 122 DL1 is a distance education section taught asynchronously.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

History of the United States since 1877. Notes: Students may not receive credit for HIST 122 if they have taken HIST 120. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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