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Goucher College    
  Feb 25, 2018
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue
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HIS 211 - Survey: Modern American History (4 Cr.)

(formerly HIS 111) (GCR RPP) (LER TXT and LER DIV)
What is “freedom?” How has freedom related to the idea of the “American Dream?”
This course is the second half of the introductory survey of US History. It draws on a variety of primary and secondary sources in social, cultural, economic, and political history to explore major themes and key transformations that have shaped issues both domestic and international. Key eras explored include Reconstruction, Western Expansion and the birth of US Empire, the rise of Big Business and Organized Labor, the Progressive Era, the development of Mass Culture, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II and the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam Era, Conservatism and the “Reagan Revolution,” and the War on Terror. The course investigates these moments and movements through multiple perspectives while highlighting the contested nature of equality, freedom, and citizenship in the context of national identity. Also open to students who have not previously taken and courses in history. Prerequisite: completion of 12 credits or permission of instructor.  Spring semester. Dator, Hale.

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