UNITED STATES HISTORY
H323 Early National Period of the U.S. (3)
A study of formative political, economic, geographical, social, diplomatic, and cultural developments between 1789 and
1848. Topics include constitutional questions; origins and evolution of political parties; early industrialization; wars with
Britain, Mexico, and Native Americans; and Jacksonian era democratic and social reforms.
H324 The United States from 1900 to 1941 (3)
Social, cultural, economic, geographic, political, and diplomatic developments in the U.S. from the beginning of the 20
century to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Major topics include the progressive movement, WWI, the Roaring Twenties,
and the Great Depression.
H325 The United States from 1941 to 1973 (3)
Social, cultural, economic, geographic, political, and diplomatic developments in the United States from Pearl Harbor
to the end of the Vietnam War. The following topics are included: WWII, various Cold War conflicts, 1960s protests,
debates over the welfare state, and Civil Rights movements for African Americans, other minority groups, and women.
H326 Contemporary United States History (3)
Social, cultural, economic, geographical, political, and diplomatic developments in the United States from approximately
1968 to the present. The following topics are addressed: post-industrial economics, the end of the Cold War, and various
manifestations of the “culture wars.”
H332 California: Past & Present (3)
A study of cultural, economic, geographical, and political developments in California starting with its Native American
residents, through the Spanish and Mexican periods, and continuing to its present multicultural state. California’s present
government structure is also examined.
H335 Colonial & Revolutionary America (3)
An examination of economic, political, social, geographical, and cultural developments in the North American colonies
from their discovery to the writing of the Constitution in 1787. Topics include the clash of Native-American and
European cultures, colonial religious beliefs and practices, the institutionalization of slavery, formative experiences in
self-government, and the ideologies of the Revolution and Constitution.
H353 U.S. Diplomatic History (3)
A survey of U.S. foreign relations events, policies, and policy-makers from the colonial era to the present. Geopolitics
since WWII receives extra emphasis to facilitate an understanding of the context for contemporary international
Same as POL353.
H363 Ethnic America (3)
An examination of the historical conditions and contributions of Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic
Americans, Asian Americans, and various European Americans from the colonial era to the present. Geographical
implications of settlement and residential patterns are also explored.
H424 Civil War & Reconstruction (3)
An examination of political, social, economic, and military facets of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods, including
such topics as the nature of the Union under the Constitution, the importance of regional economic specialization, the
crucial role of race relations in American society, and ethical questions concerning slavery and war.
H433 Emergence of Modern America (3)
Industrialization, urbanization, immigration, secularization, the westward movement, Plains Indians wars, Gilded Age
politics, Populism, and involvement in world affairs from 1877 to 1900.