US History 1877-1945: Making Modern America

MET HI 253

  • Historical Consciousness
  • Research and Information Literacy
  • Teamwork/Collaboration

This course explores US history from Reconstruction through World War II. Emphasis is given to the debate over questions of race and national identity, the Gilded Age and the rise of Modern American industry, the evolution of the Presidency/Federal Government, the Great Depression and the New Deal, the birth/evolution of the modern civil rights and women's rights movements, the creation and expansion of a unified American culture, and America's rise as a global power. These events are contextualized by examining various primary sources and exploring different historiographic viewpoints. Effective Fall 2023, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Research and Information Literacy, Teamwork/Collaboration.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 David FLR 123 T 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Mts w/MET HI253

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