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TYPICAL US HISTORY COURSE IN SOUTH AFRICA

* Undergraduate program in US history at the University of Natal, Durban

Semester courses for second- and third-year arts students who are not majoring in history:

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HISTORY II (Second Year)

The history of the US in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The political, social, and economic development of the US is examined from the framing of the US Constitution to the end of the 19th century, including:

* America's struggle for independence from Great Britain

* Sectional developments and moralities

* The slavery question and issues surrounding the American Civil War (1861-65)

* Reconstruction and race relations

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* Growth of American capitalism at home and abroad

Prescribed text:

"The Concise History of the American Republic" (Vol. 1, 1983) S.E. Morison, H.S. Commager, and W.E. Leuchtenburg

HISTORY III (Third year)

United States in the 20th Century

Political, social, and economic developments in American society are examined under successive administrations, from the "New Nationalism" of Theodore Roosevelt to the "Great Society" of Lyndon Johnson.

Special attention is given to race relations and the position of the African-American.

The rise of the United States to superpower status is traced through the century together with American policy in respect to communism, the Vietnam War, and the third world.

Prescribed text:

"The Concise History of the American Republic" (Vol. II, 1983) S.E. Morison, H.S. Commager, and W.E. Leuchtenburg