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HIST 103A - Foundations Of America

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2019-20
December 16, 2019 — 
This course reviews the origins and development of the United States as a nation and society and its interactions with the broader world around it from before its foundations in precolonization North America to the aftermath of the Civil War. Lessons will center on oftentimes contentious and violent interactions of peoples in North America and how those conflicts contributed to the diversity of ideologies, institutions, and socio-cultural dynamics which serve as the foundation for the United States of America. Students will engage with primary source readings and monographs which will focus on the interaction of Native American, European, Provincial, and African populations and the roles they played in the development of early American history. Students will also analyze how gender, sexuality, class, and religious ideology shaped the identity of early America. Specific topics covered by the course include colonial development and the fall of Native American empires, the American Revolution, the Constitution, the rise of sectionalism, the significance of slavery to the rise of early America and its lasting legacy, the American Civil War, and the long-lasting legacy of Southern Reconstruction. The required textbook for the course is "America's History Vol. I, 8th edition," by Henretta, Hinderaker, Edwards, and Self. Supplemental readings and primary sources will be provided by the instructor via Blackboard.
Section: 01
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GEOG 103 - Multi-Cultural Geographies Of The United States

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2019-20
December 16, 2019 — 
Overview of historical and contemporary patterns of multicultural geography within the U.S. This course provides students with an understanding of the evolution of several American subcultures (White European, Latino, Asian and Black) through the prism of geography, both in broad context and in separate analyses of socio-economic well-being over time and between racial/ethnic groups. The student is constantly reminded of the question: How do social institutions, the political economy, and degree of opportunity affect where and how well people live? Students learn to better understand patterns of the past and of today from a geographic perspective.
Section: 90
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HIST 104A - Modern American Civilization

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2019-20
December 16, 2019 — 
This course offers a broad overview of U.S. history from the end of the Civil War through the twenty-first century. Throughout this course, students will learn about industrialization, urbanization, suburbanization, immigration, political and social reform, consumption and mass culture, foreign policy and war, social movements such as women's rights and civil rights, economic changes, and cultural shifts. We will pay particular attention to what it means to be a multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural democracy and explore how race, class, and gender relations shifted during the twentieth century. Students will not only learn about the events that happened in the past but also learn to think critically about how historians' interpretations vary. To do this, we will compare primary source evidence with openly politicized and mainstream interpretations of the past (secondary readings). We will discuss the role of objectivity in history and throughout the course learn to think, talk, and write like a historian. This course will also include online lectures, textbook and primary source readings, and short film clips and online visual history exhibits. In addition to online discussion and participation, students will be assigned primary source analysis assignments and weekly quizzes.
Section: 01
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HIST 380T - History Goes To The Movies: The Cold War Through Film

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2019-20
December 16, 2019 — 
Focusing on the Cold War, this course explores the way that film can be used as a lens into the past. Students will read historical accounts of Cold War, primary sources and film criticism, and will watch numerous movies and film clips. We will think about how the themes and cultural anxieties of the era--superpower standoffs; third-world guerilla warfare; Red Scare paranoia; and fears of nuclear holocaust, deviant sexuality, suburban conformity and more--reverberated through films in very different genres. We will also consider how documentarians have treated the Cold War, and why the period saw a surge in film genres like the Western, the sci fi film, and the film noir. While some movies will be available for free (through the university library, archive.org, etc.), students will be required to rent others from Amazon, Netflix or another provider.
Section: 01
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HIS 203 - U.S. History 1: Colonial -1865

Genesee / Community College | Winter 2019-20
December 9, 2019 — 
Section: 66
3
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HIS 112 - 20th Century U.S. History

Westchester / Community College | Fall 2019
October 28, 2019 — 
The students examine the history of the United States from pre-World War I to the present; the development and impact of big business; the Progressive Era and World War II; the return to normalcy and the Depression; recovery and the New Deal; World War II and its aftermath; the Cold War, Korea, civil rights; the Kennedy administration and beyond.
Section: 85227
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POLSC 102 - American Government & Issues

Westchester / Community College | Fall 2019
October 28, 2019 — 
This course establishes the foundation of representative constitutional government in the context of modern political theory and details the structures and processes that underlie the functioning of the United States' political system. Emphasis is placed on the social and legal resolution of current issues that challenge democratic governance especially in the areas of civil rights and social justice and competing notions of equality and liberty.
Section: 85769
3
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POLSC 107 - State & Local Government

Westchester / Community College | Fall 2019
October 28, 2019 — 
This is a survey course in the structures and functions of government given to the states by the United States Constitution. Beginning with concept of Federalism, the class explores the parallel legislative, executive, judicial and administrative law operation. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying and resolving pressing infrastructure and superstructure issues of local communities with the goal of increasing popular participation in governance.
Section: 85829
3
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HIS 106_201W - American History in the 19th Century

Onondaga / Community College | Fall 2019
October 23, 2019 — 
A continuation of HIS 105, covering American history from the early National period through the 19th century.
Section: 106_201W
3
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SS 122 - American History Since 1865

Herkimer County / Community College | Fall 2019
October 23, 2019 — 
Section: VL