HIST 450 - Exploring U.S. Cultural History
Thematic approach to 19th century cultural transformations in U.S. Selected topics; mesmerism, utopias, true womanhood, women’s rights, slave spirituals, confidence men, and gold rushes. HIST 450 and HIST 550 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Comprehend the relationship between political, social, and cultural history.
- Comprehend discourse as a force that shapes history.
- Comprehend the difference between power and discourse.
- Comprehend the variety of cultural forms and experiences that shape history.
- Identify the relationship between historical fact and historical interpretation.
- Analyze cause and effect relationships.
- Present original historical analysis orally and in writing.
- Plan and write a research paper.
- Locate finding aids, primary sources, and secondary literature in the library.
- Learn correct citation formats.
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