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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Winter 2005, Fall 2005
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Explore selected themes in Modern Europe progressively through four components, summary, analysis, synthesis, evaluation.
Analyze and understand key relevant historic documents through contrasting perspectives.
Be introduced to the synthesis of key interpretive through differing historiography methodologies.
Develop critical thinking in order to weigh historic validity and context through evaluation.
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 AmHer 170, 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