American West to 1900

American West to 1900
The American West as a place of great diversity. Topics include Native American societies, European colonization, explorations, the fur trade, overland migrations, Indian relations, mining, settlement, and the environment.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining HIST 360
Course Outcomes

Research Methods

Students will be able to interpret primary sources and use evidence from those documents to support historical assertions and interpretive generalizations

Historical Knowledge of American West before 1900

Students will be able to explain and interpret major developments and historical terms in the history of the American West before 1900.

Critical Analysis

Students will be able to skillfully and honestly evaluate historical arguments in secondary sources.