Major Debates in U.S. History, 1776-Present: A Survey Major Debates in U.S. History, 1776-Present: A

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Major Debates in US History

Fall 2020

Taught By: Amanda Bellows

Section: A

CRN: 8721

Credits: 4

This survey course examines the history of the United States through the lens of its most difficult moments. It explores central political events, economic phenomena, military conflicts, and social movements that significantly shaped the trajectory of the United States's development between 1776 and the present. Students will learn how different historical figures approached the nation's most significant or controversial events and problems through primary source analysis and in-class discussion. Topics include the Revolutionary War, the birth of the American republic, slavery and its abolition, workers' and corporate rights, imperialism, suffrage, the role of government in society, environmental preservation, the sexual revolution, drug criminalization, and income inequality. Course assignments will include quizzes, a midterm writing assignment, and a final essay.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:46am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 8:00am - 9:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020