US History since 1877

Module Code: AM1004

This module will survey the history of the United States since 1877, introducing you to the key events, issues and themes in order to provide you with a framework for further study in United States history. Although organised chronologically, the module will identify and elaborate on a number of linking themes in late 19th and 20th century United States history.

These will include the tension between the United States’ rural life and values and its urban destiny; the development of the imperial presidency; the relationship of the United States to the world; the position of women and ethnic minorities in the United States and the role of ideology in American life and politics.


  • 14 hours of lectures
  • 8 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 126 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 2 hours (100%)