Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 8 hours per week: total time commitment 96 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Barbara Keys
Understanding the United States today requires an understanding of the country’s historical trajectory. By examining U.S. politics, culture, society and foreign policy since the end of World War II, we aim to understand how things came to be the way they are today. Topics include the pervasive impact of the Cold War. the civil rights, antiwar and women’s liberation movements. the growth of presidential power. the rise of the religious right. the Clinton years. and 9-11 and the ‘global war on terror.’
Students who successfully complete this subject should...
|Assessment:||A source analysis, 500 words 10% (due in first half of semester), a short document-based essay, 1500 words 30%)(due at mid-semester) and a research essay, 2000 words 50% (due at end of semester). Tutorial participation 10%. Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.|
A subject reader will be available.
Glen Jeansonne, A Time of Paradox: America from the Cold War to the Third Millennium, 1945-Present (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) ISBN 0-7425-3379-4
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Students who successfully complete this subject should
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