What Is Worth Fighting For? An Examination of Conflict in 20th-Century America

HST 6510 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Examines the issue of conflict as it relates to America in the twentieth century, arguably one of the most contentious periods in our nation’s history. Analyzes America’s role in war, economic depression, and foreign and domestic relations in the contemporary world. Examines the changing and contrasting public sentiment in two world wars and the Vietnam conflict and juxtaposes the era of depression with our current financial crisis. Studies social conflicts around race, gender, equity, and their progressive change throughout the century. Through cutting-edge technology, film analysis, Socratic dialogue, and interdisciplinary connections, offers students an opportunity to glean strategies and methods of examining and addressing issues related to conflict both in and out of the classroom by answering the thought-provoking question: What is worth fighting for?


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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