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The Making of the Modern American Landscape (FYS)
HIST 124F
Spring 2019
Section: 01  

This course uses the contemporary American landscape to tell the history of the modern United States. The political, economic, social, and cultural forces that shaped our nation are also physically embedded in the world around us. An office tower, a city park, a chicken farm, a loft apartment--they all tell revealing stories if we know which questions to ask. This course covers a wide geographic and temporal range, looking closely at particular landscapes to examine how macro-level forces construct the everyday spaces that we inhabit. These close readings allow students to develop their own interpretative skills and the course culminates in individual research projects on landscapes chosen by each student.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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