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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 1035 - Minnesota History

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This first-year course is a survey of the social, political and economic history of Minnesota from its origins to the present. Minnesotans like to think their home is unique among the 50 states, and this course will examine the validity of that. Topics studied include the role of Native Americans, European immigration, economic and political development, the growth of the Twin Cities, and the changing nature of the state’s diverse people and environment.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 9 Ethical/Civic Responsibility

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Minnesota’s Native Americans
  2. European Exploration and Exploitation
  3. Fort Snelling
  4. Minnesota’s First Towns
  5. Territory and Statehood
  6. Dakota Conflict
  7. Peopling the Land
  8. Minneapolis milling
  9. Northern logging
  10. Iron Range
  11. A Legacy of Protest Politics
  12. Greater Minnesota in the 20th Century
  13. Modern Twin Cities
  14. Minnesota’s Natural Heritage

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

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

Competency 1 (1-6)
05. 01. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
05. 02. Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
05. 03. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
Competency 2 (7-10)
09. 03. Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.

09. 04. Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others.

09. 05. Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

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