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 - Fall 2019

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: A Nation of Immigrants - Dr. 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 The U.S. in Global Perspective: We’re the Kids in America - Dr. 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 & history of childhood.

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: War, Peace, & Gender in the Global North – Dr. 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 to international conflicts, conflict settlement, and gender roles in both.

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: A History of Thirst and Drink – Dr. 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 cultural and economic history of beverages.

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: Producers, Consumers, Creators – Dr. 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 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 way Americans think of themselves in the global context.

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: Conspiracy Theories – Professor Iliff
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 varying political, social, and cultural purposes of conspiracies in US history.

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: The “Last Acceptable Prejudice” – Professor 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 the history of anti-Catholicism in the United States.

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: Atomic America – Professor Kelley
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 Cold War.

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: Pax Americana – Dr. Wingerd
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 international relations.

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: Coming to America – Dr. Watkins
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 The U.S. in Global Perspective: History of Nature and the Hunt – Dr. 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 social, economic, and environmental history of the U.S with a focus on hunting cultures.

HIS 1300 The U.S. in Global Perspective: The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Dr. 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 The U.S. in Global Perspective: The Real and the Ideal from 1776 – Dr. Sloan (NSE section for HIS majors)
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 ways in which America’s evolving ideals have interacted with the shifting global landscape since the founding of the republic. *For majors only.

 

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