United States

130 Fall 2015 U.S. Foreign Policy

History 130 explores the historical development of US foreign policy. The course addresses the making and implementation of national strategy; the evolution of the international system; and the uses of history in the making of policy. Topics covered include the rise and nineteenth-century expansion of the United States; the redefinition of national security in the twentieth century; US involvement in the world wars and the Cold War; and the challenges of making post-Cold War foreign policy.

N131B Summer 2015 Social History of the United States: 1914-Present - Session A

This course provides an introduction to American social and labor history from World War I to the present day.  It will focus on the experiences of ordinary people, addressing various aspects of how American life changed during this period. We will stress inclusion and exclusion from participation in American political and economic life.  Major themes include the creation and destruction of a mass middle class, the establishment of a welfare state and the subsequent political backlash that it provoked, and the reconstitution of gender norms and race relations.

127AC Summer 2015 California History - Session D

This course is an introductory survey of California History from pre-European contact to the present day.

N124B Summer 2015 The United States from World War II to the Vietnam War Era - Session D

This course examines how American society has changed since World War II.  The second half of the century saw the emergence of an international superpower, a new economy, suburbanization, the sunbelt, the civil rights movement, a political backlash, shifting gender roles, the decline of labor unions, and novel cultural forms. We will address all of these issues and more, while paying particular attention to how the experience of Americans living in the middle of the twentieth century was different from that of Americans living fifty years later.

N124A Summer 2015 The United States from the Late 19th Century to the Eve of the World War II - Session A

During the half-century before World War II, the United States became an industrialized, urban society with national markets and communication media. This class will explore some of the most important changes of this period and how they were connected. We will also examine how these changes elicited a variety of responses, from optimism to anxiety, from experimentation to conservatism.

N122A Summer 2015 Antebellum America: The Advent of Mass Society - Session D

HIST122 examines the period in which the United States became a continental nation and contributed to the escalating tensions that would precipitate the Civil War.

N100.002 Summer 2015 Special Topics in History: Short Course - "Energy: An American History" Session D

This course will examine how the predominant sources of energy and how the uses of those different types of energy changed over time and across American geographies. We will start by analyzing the diets of hunter-gatherer societies, as well as the domestication of fire, plants, and animals. We will explore the origins and consequences of the dam building frenzy in the first half of the twentieth century, the expansion of the fossil fuel economy, and the social history of electricity and automobiles and their impacts on consumer culture.

7B Summer 2015 The United States Since the Civil War - Session C

This course is an introduction to American history since the Civil War. It is also an introduction to the way historians think and write. We will cover the major events of the past 150 years, including such topics as the Civil War, industrialization, eugenics, the Great Depression, immigration, the Cold War, the suburbs, human rights, and 9/11. While broadly surveying major developments, we will focus on three major themes.

280D.002 Spring 2015 American Legal History

American Legal History is a reading and discussion seminar.  It is also the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program Law and History Foundation Seminar.


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