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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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HIST 472 - War and Peace in US History

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
An examination of pacifism and militarism in the United States; how our society has come to define and react to pacifists, “good wars”, international peace-keeping, anti-war demonstrations, and a shifting perception of military personnel.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Understand the context behind decisions to go to war and to join peace movements in US History;
  2. Critically analyze primary source evidence to understand motivations of and conflicts between historical actors;
  3. Evaluate the peace movement as a movement of social justice, environmental activism and gendered politics;
  4. Examine and reflect upon the role of gender, race, class and sexuality in the evolution of societal perceptions of the military;
  5. Produce analytical oral and written work on the complicated conversation between war and peace in the US.

UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.

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