Dec 03, 2023
HIST 101 - Survey of American History I
PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing and ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College or ENGL 095 - Integrated Reading and Writing , or ENGL 075 - Co-Requisite Integrated Reading & Writing
PROGRAM: Social Sciences
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Spring, 2019
Covers major themes and events in American history from domestic and global standpoints, including exploration of the New World; the colonial period; causes and results of the American Revolution; the development of the federal system of government; the growth of democracy; early popular American culture; territorial expansion; slavery and its effect; reform movements, sectionalism; causes and effects of the Civil War.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
- Identify the principal features of the periods of United States History and determine their significance.
- Analyze the effect of the geography and ecology of the continent on the roots of American Civilization.
- Examine the on-going encounters among European, African, Asian and American Indian cultures.
- Describe the role of religion in American life in relation to spiritual awakenings, denominational diversity, reform movements, and family life from earliest time through the Civil War.
- Describe the forging of American nationalism from the Revolutionary Era through Reconstruction.
- Trace the rise of democratic politics and the emergence of a mass party system from the Federalist Period through the Jacksonian Era.
- Examine the transformation of American society from rural agriculture to urban industrial culture.
- Analyze the emerging crises of slavery and sectionalism culminating in the Civil War and Reconstruction.
- Reflect on American historical issues and themes and form coherent, defensible interpretations about their domestic and global impact.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -
- First Americans
- European exploration and colonization
- The American Colonies
- The Developing New Nation
- The Revolutionary War Era
- The Reform Movements
- Westward expansion
- Jacksonian Era
- Slavery and the impending crisis
- The Civil War
Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)