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US in the World: GT-HI1


This course focuses on major themes of United States history in the context of worldwide historical phenomena, including global contacts and exchange, colonial frontiers and international trade, America's influence on the age of revolutions, industrialization and movement of populations, urbanization and rural change, and expansion of state power and rise of social movements. Through readings and discussions on problems in political, social, public and personal history, students will gain an understanding of historical processes and methodology and will learn how to use critical historical analysis in order to achieve a greater perspective on the role of the US in world history.