American History from Lincoln to Obama (HSTY1076)


This unit examines the United States in the years in which Americans felt their society, culture, politics, and individual and national identities, were taking new, 'modern' forms. It offers insights into a nation that is one of the principal forces shaping the world in which we live. We will explore topics such as the rise and fall of racial segregation, immigration, social reform movements, mass consumer culture, sexual revolution, and the changing stance of the United States in the world.

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2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x500wd tutorial paper (15%), 1x250wd Essay outline (5%), 1x1500wd Essay (35%), 1x250wd group Tutorial presentation (5%), 1x2hr exam (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%)

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