Summer 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Volanto, Keith
Discipline and Number
HIST 2301 Section 5U1
T Time 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Course Title
History of Texas

Description of Course:

This course is an introductory survey of Texas history from the pre-Columbian Era to the present time. Emphasis is placed such topics as Native American groups in Texas before European arrival, European exploration and settlement, Anglo-American settlement, the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas period, slavery and the Civil War, postwar Reconstruction, and the development of Texas into a modern state. Aspects of cultural,
economic, ethnic, political, and social history will be examined.

Required Texts:

Beyond Myths and Legends: A Narrative History of Texas by Kenneth W. Howell, Keith J. Volanto, et al.
Texas Voices: Documents and Biographical Sketches by Keith J. Volanto
Sam Houston and the American Southwest by Randolph B. Campbell
Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
The Polio Years in Texas by Heather Green Wooten

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Mid Terms, Quizzes, Homework Assignments, Final Exam.

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