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Sophomore Seminar: War and National (Re)Formation
HIST 159
Fall 2012
Section: 01  

As a sophomore seminar, this course examines both conceptual and methodological issues related to the practice of history as a discipline. For this seminar, four of the major military conflicts defining the United States after its founding will be the thematic focus: the 1776 war against the British empire, the War of 1812, the Mexican American War (1846-1868), and the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865). Primary sources, including manuscript and archival sources, government documents, as well as journalistic and visual sources will be utilized to carry out this investigation. The course seeks to examine the role of national formation and reformation in the United States, a country born out of a war and one whose subsequent wars had tremendous global consequences.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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