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History (HIST)

HIST 464 (US) American Thought from 1865 (3) Introduction to, scholarly commentary on, major documents of American Intellectual history from end of the Civil War to the present.

HIST 464 American Thought from 1865

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

HIST 464 is intended to fill several needs. First, to introduce advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students to documents of American thought of the sort collected by David A. Hollinger and Charles Capper in the American Intellectual Tradition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989). Second, to offer a systematic survey of a standard area of American history that students might wish to approach as a coherent field. Third, to provide students with exposure to the bibliography and the historiography of American intellectual history as an established sub-field of American history. It is intended that either semester of the course may be elected independently of the other.

An example of evaluation methods would be: Students will be expected to write a mid-semester and a final examination, and to prepare a written paper outside of class. Graduate students will be expected to draft a potentially publishable article, which may be archival, historiographical, or interpretive.

General Education: None
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: any American history course at the college freshman level

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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