Readings on the Great Depression and the New Deal

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Course No: HIST.5360-011; SIS Class Nbr: 1869; SIS Term: 2840
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

This course examines a turbulent period in American history: the era of the great economic boom and cultural revolution of the 1920s, the Great Depression and the New Deal, and World War ll. This course critically examines the growth of a consumer economy in the 1920s, the cause of the Depression, and how the New Deal response affected the lives of ordinary Americans. We take a close look at the Great Migration of African Americans out of the South and how it affected race relations and the impact of the Great Depression and the New Deal on women. Finally, we consider how the country shook off its isolationism and emerged at the end of the Second World War as the world's hegemonic superpower. Throughout, we consider the period's larger lessons for other disjunctures in history.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
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  • Core Codes: AH
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Robert Forrant
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When Offered & Tuition

  • M,W-Th | 3:30 PM-5:50 PM
  • Summer 2019: May 20 to Jul 01
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1725
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

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