Apr 10, 2021
HIST 339 - Colonial British America
Social, cultural, political, and economic life in the British colonies of North America to 1763. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Conceptualize an American history outside the framework of a national political narrative.
- Develop a capacity for empathy towards and engagement with the diverse peoples of early America.
- Engage with people unlike themselves (such as Native Americans and African Americans) on their own terms - rather than as passive victims or “savages” (noble or otherwise).
- Identify, author, and read several genres of historical writing.
- Formulate historical questions, identify relevant evidence, and create convincing interpretations that answer those questions.
- Reconstruct patterns of historical developments, and apply them to fundamentally historical questions about continuity, change, and historical causation.
- Identify and characterize the global forces at work in particular, highly localized colonial societies.
- Apply basic concepts drawn from disciplines such as economics, literary criticism, anthropology and sociology to the study of early American history.
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