HSTAA 345 A: US Political and Economic History, 1920 - present

Winter 2020
Meeting:
TTh 3:30pm - 4:50pm / CMU 230
SLN:
15478
Section Type:
Lecture
Instructor:
WRITING CREDIT OPTIONAL. AUDITORS NOT PERMITTED IN THIS COURSE.
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

Moon Landing July 1969

The political and economic evolution of the United States from 1920-2020. Major themes and topics include:

* national politics, major political figures and institutions, and dynamics of partisan change

* business history from the golden age of manufacturing to the era of Big Tech

* how policy shapes markets, and vice versa

* the Cold War and its political and economic legacy

* catalysts for, and the political and economic impact of, foreign immigration and refugee policy

* economic and political effects of demographic change, from the Baby Boom to Gen Z

Course workload:  two 80-min lectures, weekly discussion posts, midterm, final, ongoing in-class and online writing and research exercises. 

See full course syllabus and schedule here:  HSTAA 345 SYLLABUS WIN 2020.pdf

History policies and procedures here: Syllabus attach_Jan 2020.pdf

History guidelines for auditors here: AuditorHandout_WIN20 edit.pdf

Catalog Description:
History of American politics, business and interconnections from 1920s to today. How has American capitalism changed over the century? Who is responsible for these changes? How has democratic governance expanded, contracted, and shaped individual, collective economic opportunity? How have the two major parties and their relationship to the business community changed over time? Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for HSTAA 235.
GE Requirements Met:
Social Sciences (SSc)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
February 23, 2024 - 1:43 am