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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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.

Credits: (5)

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

  • 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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