Course Time and Place:

Lectures: Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., AQUIA MODULE 105 (note room change)
Sections: Mondays or Wednesdays

Required Readings:

Herbert G. Gutman, et. al., Who Built America?, v. 2 (WBA)
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
Online readings as assigned

Grading:

Class participation: (10%) assessed by attendance and active participation in class
First paper: (15%) Due February 10th in lecture
Midterm: (25%) March 10th in lecture
Second paper: (20%) Due April 7th in lecture
Final exam: (30%) May 12th in lecture

Course Schedule:

Week 1: Jan. 25-29

Assigned Reading: WBA, Introduction and Ch. 1
Section: Course Introduction
Lecture: The End of the Civil War

Week 2: Feb. 1-5

Assigned Reading: Reconstruction Online Unit
Guide to Citation
Guide to using Primary Sources
Guide to Writing the Paper

Assignment: Work on Paper #1
No section or lecture meeting; Extended office hours

Week 3: Feb. 8-12

Assigned Reading: WBA, Ch. 2
Assignment: Paper #1 due in lecture
Section: Discuss paper and readings
Lecture:
Industrial Labor

Week 4: Feb. 15-19

Assigned Reading: WBA, Ch. 3
Assignment:
Imperialism Online Unit
Section: Class discussion on Imperialism
Lecture: No lecture meeting; Extended office hours

Week 5: Feb. 22-26

Assigned Reading: WBA, Chs. 4 and 5
Assignment:
Free Speech Online Unit
Section: No section meeting; Extended office hours
Lecture: Progressivism

Week 6: Mar. 1-5

Assigned Reading: WBA, Chs. 6 and 7
Assignment:
1930s Photography Online Unit
Section: Midterm Review
Lecture: Depression and New Deal

Week 7: Mar. 8-12

Section: No section meeting; Extended office hours
Lecture: Midterm Exam

Week 8: Mar. 15-19

Spring Break

Week 9: Mar. 22-26

Assigned Reading: WBA, Ch. 9
Section: No section meeting; Extended office hours
Lecture: America at War: The Homefront

Week 10: Mar. 29-April 2

Assigned Reading: Hiroshima Online Unit
Assignment: Work on Paper #2
No section or lecture meeting; Extended office hours

Week 11: April 5-9

Assigned Reading: WBA, Ch. 10
Assignment: Paper #2 due in lecture
Section: Cold War and McCarthyism
Lecture: Rockin' Around the Suburbs

Week 12: April 12-16

Assigned Reading: James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
Section: Discussion on The Fire Next Time
Lecture: The Civil Rights Movement

Week 13: April 19-23

Assigned Reading: WBA, Ch. 11
Assignment:
Vietnam Online Unit
Section: Discussion on the Counterculture
Lecture: No lecture meeting; Extended office hours

Week 14: April 26-30

Assigned Reading: WBA, Ch. 12
Section: Watergate
Lecture: The Reagan Era

Week 15: May 3-7

Assignment: Anita Hill Online Unit
Section: Final Exam Review
Lecture: No lecture meeting; Extended office hours

Michael O'Malley
Phone: 993-2157
e-mail: momalle3@gmu.edu
Office Hours: Robinson B375
Monday 2-4
Wednesday 12-1
and by appointment

Suzanne Smith
Phone: 993-2147
e-mail: smisuze@gmu.edu
Office Hours: Robinson B345
Monday 2-4 p.m.,
Wednesday 1-3,
and by appointment

Course Description