4 Credits, 4 Contacts

Instructional focus involves identifying significant political, economic and social trends in American development c. 1490’s through U.S. Reconstruction, 1877. Primary concentrations include review of European colonization, the British colonial rebellion, U.S. nation building, 1780’s – 1830’s and delineating the course of prominent events leading to the American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1877. The course develops critical thinking skills through inquiry into broad overreaching themes of historical activity.

Prerequisite: ENG 121 or concurrent enrollment in ENG 121