Full year course – 4 credits TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY is a detailed survey course which proceeds by decades, and examines the relationships of major events during each period of modern American history. While conventional political topics are discussed, social history, and important cultural events are also emphasized. Students are encouraged to consider different interpretations of the same event. Students will be required to do an extensive amount of reading from a college level text, Nash’s The American People, and also from supplementary sources. Classes will mix lecture with discussion. There will be regular homework assignments, and at least two major research papers. This course requires excellent organizational skills. (1-3)