CAH2871 - American History from a Global Perspective

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21
Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course investigates the social, economic, cultural and political development of the United States of America from the pre-Columbian times to 21st century. It explores five major themes: the divergent cultures of the colonial world, the road to revolution and republic, the nature of a growing industrialized society, the rise of the USA as a world superpower and the role of the USA in world affairs.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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