A survey of the historical, political, social, economic and cultural forces that shaped American life from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth century.
A survey of the historical, political, social, economic and cultural forces that have shaped American life in the twentieth century.
Interdisciplinary approach to military-social relations in the United States with emphasis on the powers of civilian political leaders to wage war; the rise of the garrison state and military-industrial complex; and past and present uses of the armed services as a social laboratory to test and apply ideas about race, class, and gender.
Experiential and kinesthetic learning experiences that engage with the prevailing military ideas and institutions of the 1860s as well as the everyday lives of Americans who lived and died during that period.
Role of proven and alleged conspiracies in the shaping of American identity from the colonial era of the United States to the present.
Interdisciplinary reading and research on selected aspects of American culture. May be taken more than once if the topic is different.
An individualized, contracted program of study planned in conjunction with a faculty member.