HIS 110 - American History I

Course Description

An inquiry into the history of the United States from the introduction of African and European peoples in the Americas through the period of reconstruction following the Civil War. Includes the periods of European exploration, Colonial America, the American Revolution, Confederation and Constitution, Federal and Republican, Jacksonian, Manifest Destiny, Sectionalism, the Civil War and Reconstruction. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: Assess the causes and effects of major U.S. wars on the growth and development of the country. Trace the evolution of U.S. political structures through reconstruction, using important documents as evidence. Explain the growth of social complexity in U.S. society. Identify the dominant values in American society through specific eras (Colonial, Jeffersonian, Jacksonian, and Antebellum, Reconstruction).

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ENG 050 and REA 050