Course Schedule Summer 2014

Summer I Courses

102-A. Europe and the World in the Modern Era. (3h). M-S 9:25-10:40. A-104. Caron. This course will place Europe in the broader world context and introduce students to the study of European civilizations through an analysis of political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual aspects of history in the modern era. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, this course will help students develop core skills for their academic career, namely writing, analysis, and discussion techniques. (CD, D)

360-A US since the New Deal. (3h). M-S 12:15-1:30. A-104. Caron. This course examines the institution of the New Deal as FDR’s response to the Depression; wars at home and abroad, including World War II, the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq I & II, and Afghanistan; the rise and fall of unionism; various movements from civil rights, women’s rights, welfare rights, Native American rights, to student rights; countercultures from the 1950s through the 1980s; government regulation of the environment; science and technology; the growth of the Imperial Presidency; Watergate and beyond; and liberalism and conservatism. (CD, D)

 

Summer II Courses

108-A. Americas and the World. (3h). M-S 10:50-12:05. A-103. Roberts. This course explores large-scale social, political, and economic trends that connected North and South Americato the rest of the globe as well as the lives of individuals who experienced those changes. The course uses readings such as scholarly texts, historical documents, autobiographies, and other first-person accounts to examine how people understood and interpreted imperial expansions, slavery, revolutions, political power, work, human difference, environments, and the movements of ideas and materials. Ultimately, this course investigates the tensions between broad changes over time and individuals’ stories about those changes. Such an approach illuminates the diverse ways in which people viewed their world, their singular and collective power to change it, and the larger structures of power that limited or supported their actions. (CD, D)

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