Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Online College Catalog 
2023-2024 Online College 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.

Prerequisites & Notes
EH 106 or equivalent is required and EH 107 or equivalent is recommended

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: Varied throughout the term
  • Interactivity: Discussion Boards
  • Final Assessment: None

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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