Courses: American Pol & Soc: 1945-Pres (HISTB242001)

Spring 2012

Class Number: 1181
How did we get here? This course looks at the amazing transformation of America in the years 1945 to today . From a country devastated by economic crisis and wedded to isolationism prior to WW II, America became an unchallenged international powerhouse. Massive grass roots resistance forced the United States to abandon racial apartheid, open opportunities to women, and reinvent its very definition as it incorporated immigrants from around the globe. And in the same period, American music and film broke free from their staid moorings and permanently altered global culture. We will explore the political, social, and cultural factors that created recent American history.
Div: I or III; Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP); Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Enrollment Limit: 40; Enrollment Criteria: Freshman; Sophmore;
Junior; Senior; Post Bacc; Lottery;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1181 Div: I or III; IP ; SO

Department

History (Web site)

Taught By

Ullman,Sharon R.

Location

Bryn Mawr, TH110

Meeting Times

TTH 11:15am-12:45pm