Universität Wien FIND

070354 VO Lecture Course - U.S. History since 1865 (2019S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Monday 25.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 06.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 08.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 13.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 15.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 20.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 22.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 27.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 29.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 03.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 05.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Wednesday 12.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 1 Hof 1
Monday 17.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7

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Aims, contents and method of the course

At the end of the semester students will have acquired a sure footing in the principal issues concerning American History from the Civil War to the Present, including America’s trajectory to world power status, domestic politics, economic development and principal social issues such as immigration, minority and civil rights.
Students will study the rise of the United States towards world power status and discuss the issue whether the U.S. can be considered a traditional „empire“. Issues such as the growing American military presence in the world after World War II, the cost of American „empire“, the „Americanization“ of the world and the negative reactions American hegemonic statues produced (anti-Americanism). We will also study the principal issue of political economy (American free market capitalism, Fordism, Taylorism), the history of immigration to the U.S., the status of minorities and civil rights social movements.
The principal method will be both lectures and class discussion of principal themes through the use of primary sources.

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States (New York: W.W. Norton, 2018); Bernd Stoever, United States of America: Geschichte und Kultur: Von der ersten Kolonie bis zur Gegenwart (München: CH Beck 2013); Michael H. Hunt, The American Ascendancy: How the United States Gained and Wielded Global Dominance (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2009) Jeffrey A. Engel/Mark Atwood Lawrence/Andrew Preston, eds., America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 2014)

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte: VO aus Geschichte PM 4 (4 ECTS)
MA Globalgeschichte: VO Vertiefung 1 (4 ECTS)

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