Provides an introduction to the social, cultural and political history of the United States, emphasising the economic and social reordering of 19th-century US and the influence of the American West on the USA in the 20th century. The purpose of the unit is to study how historians approach socio-economic changes and to study the influence of a particular region on a large nation state.
ASSESSMENT: 3,000 word essay (50%), 2-hr exam (50%)
TEACHING PATTERN: int: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1 hr tutorial fortnightly;
dist.ed: instructional package and weekend study schools
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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.