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This course examines a three-dimensional, non-linear history of the United States from the late 19th century through the 21st century. The lenses of gender, race, and socio-cultural movements will be used to engage with music, images, and writings over 100 years. We will not only be studying pivotal political and economic events, but directly interacting with and dissecting media representations surrounding these occurrences and the impacts they had on American society. Students will explore eras such as World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, the counterculture movements of the 1960s, the Reagan administration, and the 1990s through generational cultural identities such as Flappers, Dandys, Soldiers, Greasers, Beats, Hippies, Punks, Riot Grrrls, and Generation Xers. Most importantly, this is an interactive class using new media and digital platforms; students are encouraged throughout this course to create digital expressions of historical contexts through interdisciplinary methods.

What Do YOU Want To Study?

Welcome to the inverted classroom, where you get to shape the direction of your learning experience as you explore History 110. From HACKS to Essays, this is your opportunity to critique, celebrate, and share U.S. History through your observations of audio/visual culture.


Whiteboard Session from DAY 1 of H110. What do YOU want to study?

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