HIST 1035 - Minnesota History
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.
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.
- Minnesota’s Native Americans
- European Exploration and Exploitation
- Fort Snelling
- Minnesota’s First Towns
- Territory and Statehood
- Dakota Conflict
- Peopling the Land
- Minneapolis milling
- Northern logging
- Iron Range
- A Legacy of Protest Politics
- Greater Minnesota in the 20th Century
- Modern Twin Cities
- Minnesota’s Natural Heritage
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- explain the historical story of Minnesota, accounting for its diverse individuals, groups, and events.
- interpret primary and secondary sources using historical methods of evidence.
- synthesize historical material from diverse sources and points of view.
- demonstrate progress in their reading, writing, discussing and/or other critical thinking skills.
- 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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