HIST 349 - United States History from 1945 to the Present is an upper-division history class that examines the history of the United States during the post-World War II era to the early twenty-first century. Students will explore the diplomatic, political, economic, social, and culture changes of the era as well as gaining an understanding of the sources and consequences of these developments. The class will investigate topics such as the Cold War, Civil Rights and various social movements, Vietnam, Watergate, and the rise of the New Right. Students will also practice critical thinking and writing skills by analyzing primary and secondary sources including historical documents, journal articles and monographs, as well as other forms of expression like music, film, and television.
3 credits of HIST; completion of 45 credits
Tracy L. Brady (History) is an Associate Teaching Professor in the History Department and has taught full-time at CSU for over 15 years. She specializes in courses covering the American West and the 20th Century United States. She earned her PhD from the University of Colorado. Tracy is passionate about finding ways to teach students that history is not simply memorizing facts and dates, but that the past is vital to their understanding of their own worlds. She has won several teaching awards including the Ann Gill Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015.