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HIS3003 Contemporary America

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations


This course will focus on the United States of America during the second half of the twentieth century. It begins with America's entry into the Second World War and continues to the `War on Terror' and the presidency of Barack Obama. The course incorporates themes of popular protest, youth culture, gender, race relations and America's international presence. Key events include the attack on Pearl Harbour, Sixties' counter-culture, the Watergate scandal, Ronald Reagan's presidency, and the Monica Lewinsky Affair. The United States remains one of the most influential and complex nations in the world today, and this course will provide students with the historical context to understand contemporary America.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2011 Online