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HST 111 AMERICAN HISTORY I

HST 111 American History I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  HST 111 American History I

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096 or placement; it is recommended that HST 111 be taken before HST 112

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course surveys the history of theUnited   States from the pre-Columbian period to the end of Reconstruction 1877.  It analyzes the political, economic, social and intellectual events of Native American history, colonial history, the American Revolution and the Constitution, the early national period, expansion, slavery, the sectional differences leading to the Civil War and Reconstruction.

General Education Goals: HST 111 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Historical Perspective.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will understand historical events and movements in World, Western, non-Western, or American societies and assess their subsequent significance.  HST 111 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of some of the fundamental concepts and theories of historical events  and ideas related to Native American history, colonial history, the American Revolution and the Constitution, the early national period, expansion, slavery, the sectional differences leading to the Civil War, and Reconstruction;
  2. evaluate key American ideas and institutions in relation to global history, including perspectives in the context of social, political, religious and intellectual traditions; and
  3. read, analyze, organize, and synthesize evidence, historical problems, and interpretations connected to American history.