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2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog 
2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 106 - America since 1865

Semester Hours: 4

A survey of American history from the end of the Civil War until the present. Major topics addressed include Reconstruction, immigration, urbanization and the rise of large-scale industry, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and de-industrialization. Major themes include the changing role of women; the changing place of African Americans in United States society; the interplay of economic development, demographics, and social structure; and the role of the United States in the world. This course seeks to put United States history within a global context, while also exposing students to historiographical questions in an introductory fashion. Meets Humanity and Culture Intellectual Perspective requirement (HC).

Intellectual Perspective: HC