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HIST 325-IN1 - The American Century

Offered by: Delhi / Technology College | Spring 2019

This upper-level course in United States history will examine the development of the modern American state, beginning with its rise to the status of global power in 1898 and continuing through the 20th Century. This course will cover the various political, economic, diplomatic, cultural, and social developments of the 20th Century, and how these factors combined to make the last one hundred years an "American Century". Topics to be covered in this course include: the rise of the United States as a world power; the Populist and Progressive movements; the modernization of the American economy; World War I; the Great Depression and the New Deal; World War II; the Cold War; McCarthyism and the red scare; suburbanization and the culture of the Cold War; television and rock music; the civil rights and the women's rights movements; the Vietnam War; the unraveling of Liberalism and the rise of Conservatism; the end of the cold war; globalization, and the bridge to the 21st Century.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100 or ENGL 200 and HIST 100 or HIST 105
Subject: History
General Education Area(s): American History
Instructor(s): Terry Hamblin
Dates: January 21, 2019 — March 11, 2019
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