Special Course Offerings - Fall 2013
ASC 001 - The Great Depression and the New Deal
Instructor : Dr. Kevin Kruse
Description: This course will explore one of the most revolutionary periods in American history - the Great Depression and the New Deal. We will begin by looking at the causes and course of the economic crash in the late 1920s, through the depths of the Depression in the early 1930s. We will then explore the ways in which Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs cautiously sought to address the economic devastation at first, before challenges from the far left encouraged the administration to embrace more significant programs like Social Security. Last, we will examine the waning days of reform in the late 1930s and assess the lasting accomplishments of the New Deal as a whole.
Lecture 1: The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression
Lecture 2 : Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
Lecture 3 : Thunder on the Left
Lecture 4 : The CIO, Court-Packing and the End of Reform
ASC 001 – Fridays
Friday, October 4, 2013, 10 am – 11:30 am
Friday, October 11, 2013, 10 am – 11:30 am
Friday, October 18, 2013, 10 am – 11:30 am
Friday, October 25, 2013, 10 am – 11:30 am
Other Information: Dr. Kevin Kruse is currently a professor in the History Department. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Center for the Study of Religion and is affiliated with Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs. He studies the political, social, and urban/suburban history of 20th-century America, with particular interest in the making of modern conservatism. Focused on conflicts over race, rights, and religion, he also studies the postwar South and modern suburbia.