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HSTRY 388 B: Colloquium: Introduction To History

Meeting Time: 
TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
SMI 407
SLN: 
15597
Instructor:
Margaret O'Mara, Howard & Frances Keller Professor of History, University of Washington
Margaret O'Mara

Syllabus Description:

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From dirty tricks to Deep Throat to the Congressional hearings to Richard Nixon’s resignation, the Watergate scandal not only brought down a two-term president but also transformed American politics and culture in lasting ways.  In this seminar, we will explore the key people and events of Watergate, the broader political landscape that precipitated the scandal, and its enduring legacy on American presidential politics, executive-branch governance, the media, and growing partisan divides. 

The seminar emphasizes the basic skills of reading, analysis, and communication (both verbal and written) that are central to the historians’ craft.  You will be expected to read a lot, write a lot, and be an active participant in both all-class discussion and small-group work.  Successful completion of the seminar will fulfill I&S and W requirements.

HSTRY 388 Watergate and the American Presidency Syllabus WIN 2018.docx

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to the discipline of history for new or prospective majors. Emphasizes the basic skills of reading, analysis, and communication (both verbal and written) that are central to the historian's craft. Each seminar discusses a different subject or problem.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:42pm
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