HIST 361

The American West Since 1900

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Pivotal developments in the twentieth-century West, including urbanization, Sun Belt migration, political protest, labor history, Native American history, immigration, water policy, tourism, military-industrial complex, Hollywood.

When Taught

Winter Even Years

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Historical Knowledge of the American West since 1900

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to explain and interpret  major developments and historical terms in the history of the American West since 1900.

Title

Critical Evaluation

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to skillfully and honestly evaluate historical arguments in secondary sources.

Title

Research Literature

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to interpret primary documents and use evidence from those documents to support historical assertions and interpretive generalizations.