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 2021

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

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. 
*for History Majors only

HIS 1300-N1 (40397)          MWF 9:05-9:55

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Learning & Education – Wenger (it may say Staff in Course Listings)

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 1300-01 (40415)          MWF 8:00-8:50

 

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 (40398)          MWF 9:05-9:55
HIS 1300-05 (40412)          MWF 10:10-11
HIS 1300-07 (40410)          MWF 11:15-12:05

 

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 (40414)          MWF 9:05-9:55
HIS 1300-06 (40411)          MWF 10:10-11
HIS 1300-08 (40409)          MWF 11:15-12:05
HIS 1300-15 (40402)          MW 1:00-2:15

 

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 1300-04 (40413)          MWF 10:10-11
HIS 1300-09 (40408)          MWF 12:20-1:10

 

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 1300-10 (40407)          MWF 12:20-1:10
HIS 1300-11 (40406)          MWF 1:25-2:15
HIS 1300-12 (40405)          MWF 2:30-3:20
HIS 1300-13 (40404)          MWF 3:35-4:25

 

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 1300-14 (40403)          MW 1:00-2:15
HIS 1300-16 (40401)          MW 2:30-3:45
HIS 1300-24 (42990)          TR 2:00-3:15
HIS 1300-26 (43139)          TR 3:30-4:45

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Green and Gold Afar – Leavitt (it may say Staff in Course Listings)

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 Baylor University and American higher education.

HIS 1300-17 (40400)          MW 2:30-3:45

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Conspiracy Theories – Young (it may say Staff in Course Listings)

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 1300-18 (40399)          TR 8:00-9:15

 

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 (41373)          TR 9:30-10:45

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: American Music, from Gospel to Garage Rock – Ray (it may say Staff in Course Listings)

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 1300-20 (41374)          TR 11-12:15

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: International Relations – 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 U.S. foreign policy, diplomacy, and relationships with other societies.

HIS 1300-21 (41375)          TR 11:00-12:15
HIS 1300-22 (41376)          TR 12:30-1:45
HIS 1300-25 (43138)          TR 3:30-4:45

 

The U.S. in Global Perspective: Revolutions! – Sloan

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 global patterns of revolution. This special section is team-taught by SIX different historians who specialize in U.S., French, African American, Caribbean, Latin American, Chinese, and Russian history. *large section   

HIS 1300-23 (41377)          TR 2:00-3:15

 

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 1300-27 (43129)          online asynchronous
HIS 1300-28 (43124)           online asynchronous
HIS 1300-29 (44549)          online asynchronous
HIS 1300-30 (44550)          TR 9:30-10:45 (in person)

 

 

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