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Section Title
Boston History
Type
Lecture
Days
W, M
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
May 22, 2019 to Jun 26, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Medford/Somerville Campus
Instruction Method
On Campus  
Course Fee(s)
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

Surveys the history of Boston from the colonial era to the recent past. Examines the legacy of Puritanism, the city’s role in the Revolutionary War, the experience of diverse immigrant groups, reform movements, race relations, urban planning (e.g. the Emerald Necklace, the filling of the Back Bay, and the Big Dig), and politics. The course will include at least two walking tours of the city in lieu of class meetings.

 

Section Title
Sports in American History
Type
Lecture
Days
W, M
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Jul 03, 2019 to Aug 07, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
38.5
Location
  • Medford/Somerville Campus
Instruction Method
On Campus  
Course Fee(s)
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes
Surveys the development of recreational and organized sports activities in the United States from the colonial period to the recent past.  Students will examine the emergence of organized professional and amateur sports from 1850 onward in the context of industrialization, urbanization, and immigration. They will analyze the relationship of sport to American politics, the Civil Rights movement, economics, and labor history, and they will also study early and continuing struggles for racial justice and gender equity. 
Section Title
New Perspect on the Hist of th
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
1:30PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Sep 04, 2019 to Dec 04, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Medford/Somerville Campus
Instruction Method
On Campus  
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

This advanced course puts the history of the United States in a wider international and global context. Exploring the rich and evolving historical literature that sees the United States not only as a driver of historical trends but as one site reflecting and absorbing profound historical forces. Through extensive readings, discussion, presentations, and writing the course will provide an understanding of critical themes in the histories of the late nineteenth century through to the present. The course will delve into issues surrounding the growth of the US overseas empire in context with an international order structured by imperial relationships. It will interrogate the US involvement in the world wars of the period as well as the globe straddling Cold War and US hegemony at the start of the twenty-first century. It will also explore how diverse concepts of human rights, race, humanitarianism, international education, and development evolved and were contested in international and American society in the period.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA; Previous course in American History recommended

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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