Jun 13, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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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.

Assignment Overview
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.


Credits: 3

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