Fall 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will survey the history of the American people from the pre-Columbian period through Reconstruction. In addition to touching on the key turning pointsâ€”such as the introduction of European epidemics, the American Revolution, and the Civil War, for exampleâ€”we will also explore a variety of regional political, economic, and cultural developments, particularly in the present-day American West and Southwest, while also focusing on the evolution of race and gender relations. The purpose of this course is to provide students with not only a general overview of American history up to 1877, but with a more complete understanding of how different segments of the America population experienced and influenced that history.
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