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Social Forces that Shaped America

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Allan J. Lichtman

Course Name

Social Forces that Shaped America (UCC)

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Describe your course. What will the students be studying and learning?

Students will be examining the major social movements in modern American history such as the woman's movement, the civil rights movements, and the conservative movement.

Why would a first-year student want to take this course? Discuss its uniqueness as part of the University College, your teaching style, and any special opportunities the students may have.

This is a unique opportunity for a broad view of how grassroots initiatives have shaped the nation. It is an opportunity to take a class from an instructor who has made original contributions to the field of study.

What do you like best about teaching first-year students?

The opportunity to introduce students to new information and ideas.