Brian G. Casserly
Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office.
This seminar will examine the history of World War II in terms of its effects on the American West. The war is regarded by most historians of the region as one of the most important events in western history, dramatically influencing the development of the region's economy and cities, and reshaping its society. Some of the questions we will examine using primary and secondary sources will be how the war affected western society in terms of the economy, urban growth, the military presence, race and gender relations, etc.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This is the capstone course for senior history majors.
Class assignments and grading
To be announced but probably consisting of one short paper (around 4 pages) or two shorter papers, a paper prospectus and annotated bibliography, a major research paper (15-20 pages approx) plus mandatory rough draft, class participation, oral presentation of research project