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Fall 2015-2016
* HIS 361 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The United States Since 1974

Julian E. Zelizer

The history of contemporary America, with particular attention to political, social and technological changes. Topics will include the rise of a new conservative movement and the reconstitution of liberalism, the end of the divisive Cold War era and the rise of an interconneted global economy, revolutionary technological innovation coupled with growing economic inequality, a massive influx of immigrants coupled with a revival of isolationism and nativism, a revolution in homosexual rights and gender equality coupled with the rise of a new ethos of "family values."

Sample reading list:
Bruce Schulman, The Seventies
Michael Sean Winters, God's Right Hand
Meg Jacobs and Julian Zelizer, Conservatives in Power
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading assignments of roughly 200 pages per week. Short paper; in-class midterm exam; and final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PDF option is not available to History concentrators..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20946 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   McCosh Hall   10   Enrolled:148 Limit:160
20947 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm M   East Pyne Building   039   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
20948 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   East Pyne Building   039   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
20949 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am T   McCosh Hall   24   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
20950 P04 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:15 Limit:14 Closed
20951 P05 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20952 P06 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
20953 P07 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   McCosh Hall   24   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
20954 P08 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B12   Enrolled:15 Limit:14 Closed
20955 P09 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20956 P10 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
20957 P11 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Dickinson Hall   211   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
20958 P12 11:00 am - 11:50 am T   McCosh Hall   B12   Enrolled:14 Limit:14 Closed
20959 P13 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B11   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
22453 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled