2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

The American Civil War and Modern Memory

Summer quarter

Faculty: Thomas Rainey history, Geoffrey Cunningham

Fields of Study: history

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40001 (8) So - Sr First Session  

Credits: 8(Su)

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Evening


This program will explore, in detail, the causes, course, legacy for modern times, and world historical consequences of the American Civil War, "the defining moment" in the history of the United States. Many highly respected historians of this great civil conflict and its aftermath argue that it must be regarded as a Second American Revolution. Participants in the program will study the war as it is described, portrayed, interpreted, mythologized, and remembered in a variety of historical texts, personal accounts, and films. The program will also examine the promises and failures of post-civil-war Reconstruction and its subsequent impact on race relations in America.  

Maximum Enrollment: 36

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu (Jun. 20 - Jul. 21)

Preparatory for studies or careers in: humanities, history, social science, teaching

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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