HY 201 - History of the United States I
This course is designed to trace the major historical developments between the founding of the New World to the ordeal of Reconstruction after the Civil War. These developments are explored through the cultures, the rituals, and the people who lived through these times. The primary focus will be on the peopling of the Americas, the early settlements, the Salem witchcraft crisis, and the masculinity and public rituals in the colonial period. The course will continue with the early-nineteenth-century, integrating political events with related social, economic and cultural developments, including the antebellum South and the history of the military battles, emancipation and Reconstruction.
Students have the option of choosing a Community-Based Learning section of this course.
Community Based Learning:
Community-based learning (CBL) is an experiential instructional strategy that engages students in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies, transforming them from passive recipients to active participants in their education and community while providing a deeper understanding of theories and course content.
Prerequisites & Notes
EH 106 or equivalent is required; EH 107 or equivalent is recommended.
- Assignments: 6 Units
- Interactivity: Discussion Board
- Final Assessment: Final Project
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate how socially constructed notions of gender, race, ethnicity, and class have shaped the reality of American lives.
- Assess the impact of historical events on the social, political, and economic status of diverse groups of Americans.
- Analyze artifacts, artworks, primary-written documents, and literary contributions of Americans and how they contributed to the American cultural fabric.
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