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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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HIST 1031 - United States to 1877

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This first-year course is a survey of American economic, political, and social history from pre-European contact through the aftermath of the Civil War. Topics include Colonial America and the Revolution, the creation of an American national identity, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Students will focus on the contributions of men and women from different ethnic and racial backgrounds.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 7 Human Diversity

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Colonial America
  2. Reconstruction
  3. Slavery in America
  4. The American Revolution
  5. The Civil War
  6. The Expanding Republic
  7. The Atlantic World and European Contact
  8. The New Nation
  9. Religion and Reform
  10. Manifest Destiny
  11. Sectional Conflict

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. synthesize historical material from diverse sources and points of view.
  2. demonstrate progress in their reading, writing, discussing and/or other critical thinking skills.
  3. evaluate the relevance of American History before 1877 to their own lives.
  4. interpret primary and secondary sources using historical methods of evidence
  5. explain the story of the American people before 1877, accounting for diverse individuals, groups, and events.

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