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Nikhil Pal Singh
HSTAA 235
Seattle Campus

The American People and Their Culture in the Modern Era: A History of the United States Since 1940

Through study of documents, personal testimony, and other source materials, through written reports on historical problems, and through discussions, lectures, films, and audiovisual presentations, students are encouraged to examine evidence and to think "historically" about persons, events, and movements within the memory of their own generation and that immediately preceding theirs. Primarily for first-year students.

Class description

Note: this course was formerly numbered HSTAA 135. If you have already taken HSTAA 135, do not register for this course.

This course will introduce you to the history of the United States in the era between the Presidential Administrations of Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. The course covers the major domestic and international events of the period, including the New Deal, WWII, the origins of the Cold War, the rise of Suburbia, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the cultural revolution of "the Sixties," and the "Reagan Revolution" of the 1980s.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

This course is intended as an introduction for first year students. More advanced students are welcome.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.


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 Stefanie M Starkovich
Date: 04/26/2004