Equality in the Modern Era, 1948- (EDU 630)
Term: 2013-2014 Academic Year Spring Term
Through a review of selected historical works on the post-war years through the year 2000, as well as readings in primary source documents, the students will more fully understand the historical events of the post-war years, the Cold War and its affect on constitutional liberties, the rise or reassertion of conservatism in American politics, and the decisions of a robust judiciary. The course will be taught through a combination of book/primary source discussions via distance learning, on-site speakers from the Organization of American Historians as guest lecturers during two, day-long lectures/discussions, and submitted papers on reading assignments. Significant time and attention will also be given to optimal pedagogies for teaching American history, including technology integration.