Turning Points in American History
Students in this course will analyze and evaluate a very select number of "pivotal moments" over the past four centuries of American history. As an introduction to historical thinking and argumentation, the course will combine close scrutiny of documents from the past with an awareness of interpretive issues of contingency, determinism, and historical agency raised by leading contemporary historians. Dist: SOC; WCult: W.
Major distributives (Class of 2023 and Before): US, pre-1800.
Major distributives (Class of 2024 and Beyond): US, modern.