Fall, 2008 Linked Course

CRN 12294, Tuesday-Thursday, Noon to 1:20 PM, CRBL 201

Linked to HIST 1301, CRN 16092, Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30-11:50 am.


Owen M. Williamson, MA
209 Education Bldg.
Tel. 915-747-7625 or 915-747-5693.  Fax 915-747-5655
E-mail omwilliamson@utep.edu

Office hours to be announced.

"It would appear that young people today are doing very little reading of any kind. In 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts, consulting a vast array of surveys, including the United States Census, found that just 43% of young people ages 18 to 24 read literature. In 1982, the number was 60%. A majority do not read either newspapers, fiction, poetry, or drama. Save for the possibility that they are reading the Bible or works of non-fiction, for which solid statistics are unavailable, it would appear that this generation is less well read than any other since statistics began to be kept. "

Excerpted from Just How Stupid Are We?, by Rick Shenkman. New York, Basic Books, 2008.



HIST 1301: Survey of American history through the Civil War, emphasizing the European background, the colonial contribution, the American Revolution, the republican government, growth of democracy, and the background and course of the Civil War.