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2023-2024 Catalog 
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HIS 211 - United States History through the Civil War

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement.  This course meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirement.

Explore American politics, cultures, economics and the interaction of people of different classes, races and genders through reading, critical thinking and writing, from colonization through 1865.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A .

Crosslisted: Also offered as HIS 211H ; credit is not given for both HIS 211 and HIS 211H .

Note: Typically offered at MC, AM, and OL; all terms.

Course Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the philosophic underpinnings of the colonial and antebellum American experience and the interrelationships of ideas and events in shaping preindustrial American society.
  2. Analyze the impact on America and the world as the United States emerged from colonialism and became a regional power in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  3. Describe major events, concepts, people and developments in the U.S. society from the Colonial Period to Reconstruction.
  4. Explain primary sources, the concept of causality, and the importance of evidence and interpretation in colonial and antebellum American history.
  5. Analyze colonial and antebellum issues based on primary sources evidence.