Creating Modern American Society: From the End of the Civil War to the Global Age From
General Catalog Course Title:
Creating Modern American Society: From the End of the Civil War to the Global Age From
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Fall 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Spring 2010
Course Thread: 
Cultural Forms in Transit
Instructor: 
Cho, Jane

This course will explore the social history of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present, addressing the contours of social relations and cultural practices that have both united and divided Americans.  We will move through the chronology of American history and address the trends, conditions, and events that reflected the tenor of a multiethnic America with diverse social experiences.  Among the subjects that will be discussed include: the emergence of new educational and social institutions, rise of mass culture and consumer culture, immigration and ethnicity, changing gender and sexual norms, changing composition of communities, volatile race and class relations, and the role of technology in the American society.

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.