19-305 BIRD’S EYE HISTORY: INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN PAST
Nell Brownell, Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon
Sonoran Room: September 18, 25 October 2, 16, 23, 30
Ever wish you had paid more attention in school to American history? That is, until you remembered that your history class mostly consisted of memorized dates and multiple choice tests! Come join us for a “bird’s-eye” look at our American past in which broader patterns are emphasized, and we approach our national story through a variety of sources and viewpoints. Over six weeks we will consider the main social and political developments from the 1500s to today, including topics such as the encounter between indigenous and European peoples, the American Revolution, the role of immigration, the growth of capitalism, and the “American century” among many other key themes and ideas. Each session will include lecture, discussion, and a short video. No tests and no memorization required!