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American History from Lincoln to Trump - HSTY2712

Year - 2020

This unit examines the United States from 1865 to the present. We will consider changes and continuities by exploring topics such as: race relations, urbanisation, industrialisation, economic crises, immigration and domestic migration, social reform movements, consumer culture, electoral politics, gender relations, foreign policy, and mass incarceration.

2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x2500wd research essay (45%), 1x500wd research proposal (10%), 1 x1.5hr final exam (35%), tutorial participation (10%)


12 credit units at 1000 level in the History major




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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