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Brian G. Casserly
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

Political, social and economic developments in the United States in the 20th century.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites except an interest in the history of the 20th century United States, college-level writing skills and a willingness to participate in discussions of historical developments over the past 60-80 years.

Class assignments and grading

Midterm and final exams, papers, participation in discussion sections

See class 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 Brian G. Casserly
Date: 09/21/2008