Course Details

01:512:305 U.S. History, 1914-1945

  • Academic Credits: 3
  • Mode of Instruction: Lecture
  • Syllabus:  pdf Fall 2022 (190 KB)

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    Course Description

    History is the understanding of the relationship of the past to the present, without which one can neither understand the present nor make any informed predictions about the future. This course will seek to encourage students, through readings, class lectures/discussions, films and video clips both to develop their analytical and critical skills and expand their knowledge of the content of U.S. history by looking at economic and social development and political and popular culture from the Progressive era to the end of World War II. You will study the two greatest wars in human history and the greatest world economic crisis in modern history as they affected the American people and the relationship of both the American people and the United States as a nation to the peoples and nations of the world.