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HIST 105 - US History to 1877
Surveys the history of the United States from the discovery of America through 1877, including settlement and westward expansion, the development of the American government, the growth of the American economy, the evolution of an American style of life and thought, and the development of sectionalism culminating in the Civil War.
S2 900
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to: A. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles and limitations of the discipline of History. B. Appraise the cultural contributions of Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans to contemporary American society. C. Critically assess the development and expansion of the early United States, especially with regard to: racism, gender issues, social control, social violence, class struggles, evolution of a federal form of government, and regional conflicts which culminated in the American Civil War. D. Assess the enormous changes wrought by the American Civil War, upon military, political, and social thought. E. Demonstrate an understanding of the goals, outcomes, and failures of Reconstruction. F. Differentiate primary and secondary source materials and the application of each within the discipline. G. Demonstrate historical analysis through written work which includes utilization of the primary source materials. H. Identify significant geographic locations appropriate to the course content.
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