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Intro to History: U.S. in the World Since 1776
HIST 160
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

Transcending the nation-state framework, this course foregrounds transnational and international frameworks to explore the United States' role in the world since 1776. We will explore the rise of the United States' vast settler colonial empire in North America, its vast overseas empire in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the role of the United States in international and global affairs in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will look both at the policies created by U.S. presidents, diplomats, and military leaders, as well as the experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and colonized peoples of the Global South who have been affected by the U.S. presence in the world. We will also underscore the importance of international organizations, non-state actors, and non-governmental organizations, such as the United Nations and the American Red Cross, that have shaped international society over the 20th century. Throughout the course, we will explore the themes of race and ethnicity, imperialism and colonialism, migration and immigration, nationalism and internationalism, self-determination and decolonization, militarism and development, and diplomacy and foreign policy.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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