Course Details

HIST 120: Rethinking the American Experience: American History, 1607-1865

A survey of the American experience from before Christopher Columbus' arrival through the Civil War. Some of the topics we will cover include: contact between Native and European cultures; the development of the thirteen mainland British colonies; British, French, and Spanish imperial conflicts over the Americas; slavery; the American Revolution; religious awakenings; antebellum politics; and the Civil War.
6 credits; HI, IDS, QRE; Not offered 2021-2022