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The 20th-Century United States, 1893 - 2001
HIST 240
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 230

This course addresses the changing shape of American political culture over the course of the 20th century. Central to our discussions will be the values and convictions - social, political, religious - that have moved citizens and organized parties and policy agendas over time. Under what conditions can citizens and policy makers alter history? Under what conditions does history itself have a driving influence over political decision-making? How do different political groups attempt to harness the state - or eliminate government participation - to solve pressing social problems? During the course of the semester, we will attempt to answer these questions from the perspective of an American nation identity, but at the same time, discuss how that identity is produced in an international context.

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship
Readings and assignments will emphasize political participation, the creation and articulation of a political vision, and how ideas about citizenship develop and change over time.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CIVI-MN)(EDST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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