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American History to 1865: Subjugation and Rebellion (HIST 1100)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: American History I surveys the history of America from the contributions of the indigenous Indian peoples through the Colonial Era (17th and 18th centuries) to the American Revolution and Early Republic (18th and 19th centuries). This course examines how historical American culture, institutions and events influence the present United States in the latter part of the 20th century.

Topical Outline:
1. What is History?
2. European Invasion of America
3. Colonial Development and Turning Points
4. Revolution and Early Republic
5. Early Industrialization and Reform Movements
6. Slavery and Civil War

Learning Outcomes:
1. Analyze primary and secondary sources in proper historical context
2. Identify various historical interpretations through critical reading
3. Construct historical arguments (written and oral) using evidence
4. Understand and explain the major themes, events and issues of American History from contact to 1865
5. Recognize the role that race, class, gender and sexuality play in shaping American History
6. Apply knowledge of American History 1 to better understand current issues that affect you, your family, your community and your world

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042

  • Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Goal 7: Human Diversity