Hone the ability to analyze questions and issues in American history to 1877, assess historical information accurately, and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions in exams and papers.
American History to 1877
Gain knowledge of some of the major developments in American history to 1877 (discovery, colonization, American Revolution, establishment of the Constitution, foreign affairs, westward expansion, gender, slavery, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction), including an understanding of key historical terms and theories. Demonstrate this knowledge in exams, papers, and class discussions.
Research Skills and Ethics
Learn through example and practice in classroom activities, papers, and exams to evaluate primary and secondary sources skillfully and honestly.
Learn to skiillfully integrate data into coherent arguments expressed through a clear, well-written style in exams, papers, class discussion, and other classroom learning activities.