HI205  The American Experience

History    credits: 3


A one-semester survey course designed to provide the student with a broad overview of the American experience. It is especially recommended for students preparing for a career in education. Major topics covered include early America and Americans (beginnings to 1650), settlements, colonies, and the emergence of American identity (1600-1763), the American Revolution creating a new nation (1750-1815), expansion, reform, and economic growth (1815-1861), the Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1877), the advent of modern America (1877-1914), the United States and two World Wars (1914-1945), and the contemporary United States (1945- Present). This course may not be applied to the two-course US History requirement for History majors, although it may be used as a History elective.