NYU Steinhardt

The Social Studies Curriculum: U.S. History

  • Course Number: SOCED-GE 2047
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: This required course for social studies majors introduces major models of teaching U.S. history based on the national standards for U.S. history. Major periods of U.S. history from Native American civilizations to contemporary culture are studied. Emphasis is on major writers of American history and the application of this scholarship in classroom teaching. The important interpretations of significant topics such as constitutionalism, the frontier, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Progressivism, and the New Deal are analyzed for their relevance to teaching social studies. Students construct their own organization and units of U.S. history.
  • Old Course Number: E23.2047