Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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.
No course prerequisites
4th edition of "Beyond Myths and Legends: A Narrative History of Texas" by Howell, et al. (Abigail Press)
3rd edition of "Voices of Texas" by Volanto -- textbook supplement with primary source documents (Abigail Press)
and 3 small books:
3rd edition of "Sam Houston and the American Southwest" by Randolph Campbell
"Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson
"The Polio Years in Texas" by Heather Green Wooten
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
3 exams; some quizzes; 3 homework assignments from the textbook supplement.