Full course description
Starts September 22, 2014
This course will explore the reasons for the Great Depression and the accomplishments of the New Deal; the role of United States in the Second World War and its involvement in the Cold War; the strategies and results of the Civil Rights Movement; the foreign and domestic impacts of the Vietnam War; as well as U.S. social, political, and economic issues since the 1970s.
Nate Weston, the course instructor, was born and raised in Seattle. He earned a B.A. in American studies from Hampshire College, an M.A. in history from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in addition to another M.A. and a Ph.D., both in history, from the University of Washington.