2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Making American History

Summer quarter

Faculty: Nancy Koppelman American studies

Fields of Study: American studies, history and writing

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40075 (8) First Session; 40076 (4) First Session  

Credits: 4, 8(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


Students will learn about key people in US history and central themes in the development of American society and culture.  They will also learn how history is written—“made”—by historians.  Well-known figures will be studied alongside accounts of obscure people who made American history.  Themes will include reform, radicalism, rights, privileges, freedom, individualism, identity, entrepreneurship, and dissent.  Students will learn to appreciate the craft and challenge of historical understanding.  All students will write responses to the texts; those who enroll for 8 credits will also produce a substantive research prospectus. Credit will be awarded in American history.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 1-5p Tue/Thu (Jun. 21 - Jul. 21)

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Education, social work, government, law.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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