HIS-110H - Honors Survey of Early United States History and Government

3 credits As a general survey, this course examines the broad history of the United States, starting with a survey of pre-contact Native American history through the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras. A topical approach is followed within a chronological framework centering on the colonial origins of American society, its separation from England, the subsequent process of nation building, framing of the Constitution, formation and structure of the United States government, the lives of slaves and the role that slavery played in shaping American history, the impact of westward expansion, the impact of war, the impact of the Market Revolution, and the development of the Civil War during the Ante-Bellum period. Through the use of secondary and primary sources the course explores the processes of change and continuity that have shaped American history and, in many cases, continue to influence the present. As an honors level section, this course will deal more thematically than the regular HIS-110 survey with a variety of issues in American history from its founding through the Civil War. Emphasis on primary sources and research and writing, often with a seminar format.

Prerequisite(s): DRG-092 or DWT-099 (minimum grade of C-) or placement at higher level on the reading or writing placement tests.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation's Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.