HIST 207 Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Majors, Minors & Degrees:
A study of the growth of the United States from 1877 to World War I, emphasizing the emergence of industrialism and big business and their impact on social, political and intellectual life. The course will also deal with the U.S.'s adaptations to industrialization and urbanization including social reform and social legislation, the changing role of the family, immigration patterns, religious movements, developments in education, the economy, and entertainment.
Prerequisite(s): HIST 002 United States Society and Culture since 1877.
A survey of United States history beginning with post-Civil War expansion into the trans-Mississippi West, tracing political, economic, social, and cultural development to the present, emphasizing the emergence of a dominantly urban-industrial society, the expanded role of government, increasing government in the lives of individuals, and the increasing involvement of the United States in the world.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)