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History 4010

Wealth and Power in U.S. History, A Research Seminar

Amsterdam

Credit hours: 3
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Prerequisites: Prereq or concur: English 1110 or equiv, and course work in History at the 3000 level, or permission of instructor.

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Course Objectives: Completing a 4000-level history course is required for all history majors. This is the only 4000-level history course that will be offered during the 2011-2012 academic year. History majors who began at OSU under the quarter system need to take only one 4000-level course in order to graduate. This course is the semester equivalent of History 598.

Course Content: Through readings, discussions, and independent student research, this course examines the relationship of wealth to political, social and cultural power in U.S. history. As much as the class offers students the opportunity to explore the power of economic elites, it also helps them consider how those without or with less wealth have attempted to address enduring inequalities in American society. Students produce an article-length research paper during the course. Other assignments include readings and in-class presentations.

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