American History T/A

The American History course can be taken as a Minor or Major. The units studied include the following.

  • Foundations of the United States
  • The US – The New Nation
  • The USA – A World Power
  • USA – Changing Perspectives Since WWII

The USA is, for the time being, the predominant super power in the world. But how did it get this way?  And what forces were at work to shape this most important of nations?  From slavery to ‘The New Deal’, you decide whether American success has been driven by idealism or self-interest.  And how will the past shape the future of the US?