2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 100 - Early American History

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course is a chronological survey of American history from early colonization through the end of the Civil War. The course examines economic, political, social and cultural institutions as they evolved during this period. Topics covered include but are not limited to: settlement of North America; interactions with Native Americans; slavery; American Revolution; founding of the Republic; Jacksonian democracy; Manifest Destiny; sectionalism; and the American Civil War. This course meets the University’s General Education requirement for American history.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Knowledge of the main contours of United States History from the age of European settlements to the end of the US Civil War.
  2. Knowledge of the United States Constitution, its institutions, and how they evolved before the US Civil War.
  3. Understanding the influence of the rest of the world in the evolution of American democracy.