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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.