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Brian G. Casserly
HIST 498
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in History

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Brian G. Casserly
Date: 10/29/2008