The U.S. in Global Perspective


The United States in Global Perspective Common Course Description

An introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present, this course examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict.

 

Course Themes - Spring 2022

The U.S. in Global Perspective: U.S. Influences in Global Context – Smith

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored will include colonization and slavery, immigration and assimilation, industrialization, and globalization, with special focus on the global influences of American political, cultural, economic, and social ideas, actions, and events.

HIS 1300-01 (40934)      MWF 8-8:50                    
HIS 1300-15 (40932)      TR 8-9:15

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: History of Nature and the Hunt – Hill

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to the complex relationships between Americans and the animals and environments of North America – and beyond.

HIS 1300-02 (40935)      MWF 9:05-9:55                
HIS 1300-17 (42967)      TR 9:30-10:45
HIS 1300-05 (40938)      MWF 10:10-11                
HIS 1300-21 (42962)      TR 11-12:15

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: U.S. Race Theories - Varghese

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to the formation of racial ideas and categories.

HIS 1300-03 (40936)      MWF 9:05-9:55
HIS 1300-12 (40944)      MW 1-2:15
HIS 1300-06 (40939)      MWF 10:10-11
HIS 1300-33 (44825)      online asynchronous
HIS 1300-08 (40940)      MWF 11:15-12:05

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Declarations of Independence - Benham

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to the American Revolutionary era, comparative issues of national independence and identity from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

HIS 1300-04 (40937)      MWF 9:05-9:55
HIS 1300-09 (40941)      MWF 12:10-1:10
HIS 1300-07 (40946)      MWF10:10-11
HIS 1300-10 (40942)      MWF 1:25-2:15

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Anti-Catholicism in America - Gutacker

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to religion, immigration, and national identity.

HIS 1300-11 (40943)      MW 1:00-2:15
HIS 1300-26 (42969)      TR 2:00-3:15
HIS 1300-14 (40933)      MW 2:30-3:45
HIS 1300-28 (42971)      TR 3:30-4:45

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: American Food, from Maíz to Momofuku – Coffman

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global and globalization, with special focus on food in our exploration of the ways that the U.S. has interacted with the rest of the world. This class will trace the theme of food through five key periods in American history: the colonial period; the early Republic; immigration, industrialization, and urbanization (1880s-1920s); Norman Rockwell’s America (1930s-1970s); and the new globalization (1970s-present). At every stage, we will look at national developments in the U.S. as they connect to, influence, and are influenced by international developments.

HIS 1300-13 (40945)      MWF 1:25-2:15      *super section*

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Conspiracy Theories – Young

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to the development, proliferation, and endurance of conspiracy theories in American culture.

HIS 1300-16 (42966)      TR 8:00-9:15
HIS 1300-20 (42975)      TR 9:30-10:45

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: A Nation of Immigrants - Poor

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to immigration and national identity.

HIS 1300-18 (42973)      TR 9:30-10:45
HIS 1300-31 (44823)      online asynchronous
HIS 1300-29 (42972)      online asynchronous
HIS 1300-32 (44822)      online asynchronous
HIS 1300-30 (44824)      online asynchronous

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Turning Points in the Global North – Jug

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention on the domestic reform and international leadership of the U.S., Britain, and Russia. Course utilizes historical simulations as an innovative teaching tool.

HIS 1300-19 (42974)      TR 9:30-10:45

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Elder

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to the impact of the transatlantic slave trade on early America.

HIS 1300-22 (42963)      TR 11-12:15

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: The American Civil War - Roach

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to the global context and repercussions of the U.S. Civil War.

HIS 1300-23 (42964)      TR 11-12:15

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: American Music, from Gospel to Garage Rock – Ray

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to music as a means of exploring the interplay between the United States and the rest of the world.

HIS 1300-24 (42965)      TR 12:30-1:45

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Learning & Education – Wenger

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to history of education in the US and its connection to broader learning practices around the world.

HIS 1300-25 (42968)      TR 12:30-1:45

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Boomers, Babes, & Bright Young Things – deGraffenried

Introduction to the history of the United States within a global context from 1776 to the present. Examines the ways a distinctly American society developed within larger patterns of world history. Themes explored may include nationalism; imperialism; revolution; concepts of democracy, freedom, and equality; migration and immigration; industrialization and economic systems; and global conflict, with special attention to children’s history & the evolving meaning of childhood in the modern era.

HIS 1300-27 (42970)      TR 2:00-3:15      *super section*

 

 

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