HIST&146 - United States History I

This course surveys several prominent political, social, cultural, and economic events in North America, from Pre-Contact Native America through the Post-American Revolution era. Prominent topics include Contact, European conquest and settlement, colonial life, slavery, the American Revolution, the U.S. Constitution, and Post-Revolution growing pains of the new nation. Students will participate in daily online discussions and write a series of brief essays. Textbook: The American Yawp, available online free, online.

Credits: 5

Prerequisites: ENGL& 101, minimum 2.0 grade or better

Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer (Dean's discretion)


  1. Explain general themes of the history of North America before the 19th century.
  2. Explain and compare their knowledge of North American society's varied cultures and worldviews before the 19th century.
  3. Analyze and explain the social, cultural, economic, and political factors that shaped Native American and non-Native American societies in North America before the 19th century.
  4. Analyze the major theoretical issues in North American history before the 19th century.
  5. Evaluate, synthesize, and present information from primary and secondary historical sources consistent with standards in the field of history.
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