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Introduction to History: U.S. Political History, 1789-Present

HIST 192
Spring 2023 not offered
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency in 2016 has sparked a widespread reckoning--both inside and outside of universities--with the dismal state of American understandings of our political past. Despite handwringing to the contrary, polarized partisanship, voter suppression, and policy stagnation are not new phenomena. This course examines the elections and elected officials, policy and policy making, and parties and party politics that shaped American history from the founding to the present. The course will chart the ways that elites have structured the relationship of American citizens to the state and explore what might come next. This course is the "top-down" companion of the "bottom-up" political history covered in HIST171: Introduction to History: History of U.S. Social Movements.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(HIST-MN)(HIST)

Last Updated on JUN-25-2024
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