English-speaking cultures 2

Présentation

Based on the weekly reading of a chapter of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the US, the course will introduce the students to US history and culture from the Civil War to the present with references to institutions, social movements, economic history, and social/cultural issues. The class is mostly based on student research projects.
Objectives:
Connect the history and culture of the studied periods to the general course of the country's history through the study of textual, oral and visual documents
Learn how to read, take notes about, and report on the chapters of the book
Improve your research skills
Improve your ability to work with other students