Framingham State

Fall 2015

HIST 120, American Lives (Syllabus)

HSTA 304, American Revolution (Syllabus to come)

Spring 2015

HIST 151, United States History to Reconstruction (Syllabus)

HIST 250, Historical Research & Writing (Syllabus)

Fall 2014

HIST 151, United States History to Reconstruction

HSTW 345, Networks and Empires: Economic History of the Atlantic World (Syllabus)

An exploration of the economic, business, and social history of the Atlantic world from 1450-1800. The course examines developments in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with special attention to the interactions and competition among the British, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch empires. Topics may include the economic ideologies that underlay European imperial expansion, technologies of transportation and communication, the economics of slavery, trading encounters with Native peoples, and changing ideas about consumption.

Spring 2014

History 151, United States History to Reconstruction

History 306, Jeffersonian through Jacksonian America (Syllabus)

A study of a vital transitional epoch in American history from the Federalist era to the age of Jackson. Especially stressed is the shift from deferential to greater democracy in politics, economics, and religion. Related matters of social reform, race, and gender are also considered.

Fall 2013

History 152, United States History Since Reconstruction (Syllabus)

A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments from Reconstruction to the present. The course examines the development of the United States within a global context and covers the growth of American industry, the nation’s growing international role, the Great Depression and the New Deal, the Cold War, and political changes of the late 20th century.

History 339, Media and Communications in American History (Syllabus | Course Website)

An examination of historical influences on the process of communications and the content of media from the eighteenth century to the present. The course focuses on the business and political factors that underlay the production and circulation of information throughout American history, how Americans consumed information, and the effect it had on historical events and cultural trends. Topics covered may include: newspapers and pamphlets in the colonial and Revolutionary eras: the partisan press of the early republic; the creation and operation of the post office; debates over censorship and freedom of the press; the rise of the corporate media; and the effect of new technologies such as the railroad, the telegraph, the television, and the internet on the way media and communications have functioned in American life and influenced American history.

Spring 2013

History 151, United States History to Reconstruction (Syllabus)

History 301, Native American History, 1500-1800 (Syllabus | Course Website)

An exploration of the history of the indigenous peoples of the Americas from first contact to the Age of Revolutions. The course will focus on native cultures of North and South America, the consequences of contact with European explorers and settlers, and the accommodation and resistance of native peoples as the Americas became sites of struggle among European imperial powers.

Fall 2012

History 151, United States History to Reconstruction

A political, economic, social, and cultural survey of American history from the Age of Discovery to Reconstruction. The course covers the movement of the colonies toward revolution and independence, the formulation of the Constitution, and the conflict between nationalism and sectionalism culminating in the Civil War. Note: This is a writing intensive course. [from the Course Catalog]

Section 001 (MW 8:30-10:20)

Section 002 (MWThF 10:30-11:20)

Section 003 (MWThF 11:30-12:20)

Local Historic Sites – extra credit assignment

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