TENTATIVE COURSE CALENDAR (subject to slight modification)

(Topics are listed in chronological order -- each topic line represents one class day)

 

[THE TEXTBOOK PAGES FOR YOU TO READ (AND TO KNOW THE POSTED TERMS FOR) EACH CLASS DAY ARE IN BRACKETS FOLLOWING THE LECTURE TOPICS]

 

Course Introduction [no readings] 

Industrialization/Rise of Big Business [Read pages and know posted terms for Ch. 19, pp. 497-511]

Seating Chart on 1st class of 2nd week + Carnegie & the American Steel Industry/Capital vs. Labor 

       [Ch. 19, pp. 501-503 again on Carnegie + pp. 516-20]

Rise of the Modern City/Immigration [Ch. 19, pp. 511-516]

American Overseas Expansion, 1865-1898 [Ch. 20, pp. 535-48]

Progressive Era I [Ch. 21, pp. 559-75]

Progressive Era II [Ch. 21, pp. 572-87]

MID-TERM EXAM #1 [Thurs., Feb. 12]

 

US Foreign Affairs (1898-1914)/US Neutrality in World War I [Ch. 20, pp. 548-55 + Ch. 22, pp. 591-99]

U.S. in World War I/Treaty of Versailles [Ch. 22, pp. 600-615]

Society & Politics during the “Roaring ’20s” [Ch. 23, pp. 619-42]

1920s economy/Hoover/Great Depression Begins [Ch. 23, pp. 619-22; 642-43; Ch. 24, pp. 647-51]

***[Spring Break -- Mon. March 9 through Friday, March 13]

*** Quiz then Lecture on this reading (#5): FDR & the New Deal I [Ch. 24, pp. 651-66] 

F.D.R. & the New Deal II [Ch. 24, pp. 666-75]

Coming of WW II [Ch. 25, pp. 679-88]

Coming of WW II [Ch. 25, pp. 688-95]

WW II Home Front [Ch. 25, pp. 698-707]

World War II in Europe [Ch. 25, pp. 697-716 (home front reading merged into here)]

WW II in the Pacific [Ch. 25, pp. 695-97; 716-723]

**MID-TERM EXAM #2 [Now, approximately --> Tuesday, Apr. 7]

 

Truman & start of the Cold War in Europe [Ch. 26, pp. 727-37]

Truman & expansion of the Cold War to Asia [Ch. 26, pp. 737-49]

Eisenhower & the Cold War/Politics & Civil Rights in the 50s [Ch. 26, 749-59 + Ch. 27, pp. 763-76]

1950s Economy, Culture, and Society [Ch. 27, pp. 776-89]

Kennedy & the early 1960s [Ch. 28, pp. 793-808 + Ch. 29, pp. 825-30]

Lyndon Johnson & the 1960s: Great Society Reforms/Civil Rights [Ch. 28, pp. 808-21]  

LBJ & the Vietnam War [Ch. 29, pp. 830-847]

The Pivotal Year of 1968 [Ch. 30, 851-875]

The Music of the 60’s [Ch. 30, same pages as above]

Nixon & the Vietnam War/the Watergate Scandal [Ch. 31, 879-900] 

 

FINAL EXAM: Thursday, May 14   11:30-1:00 pm