HIST 504 : Modern America—1919 to the Present

This course explores the rapid transformation of politics, economics, society, and culture faced by the United States following the end of the Great War.  Major themes explored throughout the quarter include the unease of the 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II, consumerism, the tenets of anti-Communism, the contention of the 1960s, civil rights and social movements, and the rise of conservatism.  As the major components of this class include completing the assigned readings, generating an annotated bibliography, researching and presenting the course service learning project, and taking oral exams, students enrolled in this class will have numerous opportunities to develop the skills inherent to the field of history in particular and a liberal arts education in general.


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