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Lawrence-Sanders, Ashleigh

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  • HIST 1025 - American History since 1865
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Explores political, social and cultural changes in American life since Reconstruction. Focuses on shifting social and political relations as the U.S. changed from a nation of farmers and small-town dwellers to an urban, industrial society; the changing meaning of American identity in a society divided by ethnicity, race and class; and the emergence of the U.S. as a world power.
  • HIST 3020 - Historical Thinking & Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    The second cornerstone course for history majors centers on the essential skills all historians use. Students will advance their reading, sourcing, and research techniques, hone critical, analytical, and synthetic skills, navigate scholarly discourse, and practice historical writing. As this simultaneously satisfies the College's upper-division writing requirement, all sections involve substantial, regular, and varied writing assignments as well as instruction in methods and the revision process. All topical variations of this course are limited to a maximum of 18 students in order to focus on supporting students as they learn to write - and think - like an historian. Topics will vary by section. Recommended for sophomores or juniors, HIST 3020 may be taken concurrently with, but not prior to, HIST 1800. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 3417 - Seminar in African American History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Capstone seminars are designed for advanced history majors to pull together the skills they have honed in previous courses. This seminar focuses on African American history, and will include readings and discussions in a small seminar setting. In relation to the course topic, students will develop an individual research project and write a substantial and original paper based on primary sources. Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • HIST 4437 - African American History, 1619--1865
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Explores the history of Africans in America from the first arrivals to emancipation, and their role in the social, cultural, economic, and political evolution of the United States. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1015.
  • HIST 4447 - African American History, 1865 - Present
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Explores the cultural, social and political history of African Americans after 1865. Focuses on African American social movements, the diversity of the African American communities, as well as a critical examination of the African Americans� relationship to the United States. Students in this course will study the advances made in the years following Emancipation as well as the continued challenges for Black freedom in the U.S. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1025.
  • HIST 5106 - Graduate Colloquium in United States History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Students gain an acquaintance with major works in the field and discuss current issues of interpretation and methodology. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.


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