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US History Since 1945
US HIST 1945
CLASS CODE: HIST 378 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: United States as a superpower from the Cold War to the present with a particular emphasis on social, political, economic and cultural changes preceding and succeeding the Vietnam War.
DESCRIPTION: This course traces the rise of the United States as a superpower from WWII to present.
TOPICS: This course will include, among other topics, the cold war, social, political and cultural changes hinging on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam war and possibly the Sept. 11th attack.
OBJECTIVES: To introduce and familiarize students with relevant primary sources, and literature and acquaint them with a historic methodology with which to assess their own recent history.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to read 1,000+ pages, write a 10 page paper, give an oral presentation using Power Point, and know the basic work of 25 significant scholars in the field.

PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have Hist 201-202 and Hist 300. All students in 300 level courses will be expected to know how to research, write, and document a basic historical essay.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001