An introduction to the main events of American history from the beginnings of English colonisation in the early seventeenth century to the present, this lecture-only module is divided chronologically in two parts. Among topics covered are the colonial period; the establishment of American independence; the US constitution; slavery; the Civil War; and industrialisation, urbanisation, and the problems of a multi-ethnic society. Changes in American popular culture are considered, as are the emergence of US foreign policy and the country's transformation into a world power.
Date, Time and Place
This lecture-only module comprises of two lectures per week over one term commencing in January 2024.
Please check the School of Histories and Humanities website for updates on this course at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses/
€170 full rate, €90 concession rate.
The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.
Please check our website in December for updates on enrolment and term dates at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses
You may apply online or by telephone as follows:
Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses
By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015* and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.
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