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HIST 281: Introduction to American History I (3 credits)

Course Description

An introduction to American history covering significant events in U.S. history from the colonial to Civil War period. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe, analyze and interpret the major themes in American history from the pre-Columbian period, through the colonial era, the American Revolution, early 19th century and the Civil War period.
  • Identify important individuals and events in American history through the Civil War.
  • Critically analyze primary sources.
  • Make connections between contemporary events and American history.

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