HIS 200 - Civil War and Reconstruction

Course Description

This course encompasses the critical period of American history from 1850 to 1877. It examines the political, social, diplomatic and economic aspects of the Antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction periods. It also emphasizes the military and naval activities of the time. Students will be introduced to scholarly writings and research about the primary and secondary sources dealing with the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Understand the causes, major events, and ramifications of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Think and write critically and analytically about the political, social, diplomatic and economic issues concerning the American Civil War and Reconstruction, its causes, and its outcomes, with an emphasis upon the concepts of Modern War and Total War. Utilize information literacy to become familiar with scholarly literature and identify differing points of view on controversial political, social, diplomatic, and economic topics pertaining to the American Cvil War and Reconstruction. Utilize information literacy to identify, read, comperehend and synthesize primary and secondary sources dealing with the political, social, diplomatic, and economic aspects of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Evaluate the successes and failures of the American Civil War and Reconstruction with emphasis upon their significance in the issues of race, politics, and culture in American today.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: Prereq: ENG 050 and REA 050 or equivalent