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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HY 201 - History of the United States I

This course examines how race, gender, and class shaped the experience of Americans in their social, political, and professional roles. The exploration includes the impact of class, religion, race, ethnicity, gender roles, and expectations for all Americans from colonial times through the Reconstruction. Additionally, students will explore the cultural influence of various races, classes, and genders throughout American history including contributions to the disciplines of archeology, primary documents, literature, and art.  Throughout the course, students will investigate themes of continuity and change in the lives of Americans from pre-contact to the U.S. Civil War.

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.

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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