Jan 21, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 143 - United States History to 1865

Survey of U.S. history from before contact to Civil War. Themes include pre-Columbian societies; colonization; epidemics and environmental change; slavery; the American Revolution and Constitution; the market revolution; Manifest Destiny; and the Civil War. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate the historical origins and interplay of class, gender, and race in the U.S. to 1865
  • Identify and evaluate the historical origins and impact of nationalism and expansionism in the United States to 1865
  • Demonstrate understanding of how the American past (to 1865) has shaped the present
  • Demonstrate understanding of key elements of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the evolution and impact of key American reform movements, court decisions, legislation, and wars prior to 1866
  • Demonstrate understanding of how and why Americans resolved–or failed to resolve–common problems prior to 1866.
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