HIST140N: U.S. History from the Colonial Era to Reconstruction

Class Program
Credits 3
This course will provide an overview of the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the United States from the Pre-Columbian Era through 1877. While a wide range of topics will be explored, emphasis will be placed on examining the European and colonial roots of American democracy; the Revolutionary War period; the Constitutional Convention and the evolution of the new republic; nationalism versus the growth of sectionalism; the Civil War and Reconstruction. In addition, this course will introduce students to a variety of essential skills such as discerning frame of reference in primary and secondary sources, hypothesis formation using the historical method of inquiry, writing persuasive essays, and documenting sources.
This course fulfills a General Education Core Requirement: History/Political Science.