Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Volanto, Keith
Discipline and Number
HIST 2301 Section: 501
Day:
M Time: 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title:
History of Texas

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This course surveys the history of Texas from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Topics to be covered include: Native Americans, Spanish Texas, Mexican Texas, the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the cattle industry, the oil industry, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression and World War II, and modern Texas.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

3rd edition of "Beyond Myths and Legends: A Narrative History of Texas" by Howell, Volanto, et al. (Abigail Press)
2nd edition of "Voices of Texas" by Volanto -- a textbook supplement with primary source documents (Abigail Press)
3rd edition of "Sam Houston and the American Southwest" by Campbell
"Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson
"The Polio Years in Texas" by Heather Green Wooten

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

No prerequisites; 3 exams; 6 pop quizzes over textbook readings; 3 homework assignments from the textbook supplement.

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