In Quest of the American Character

In Quest of the American Character
An exploration of the American character and the idea of a distinctive American culture.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesHIST 200 & HIST 220 & HIST 221
 TaughtWinter odd years
Course Outcomes

Historical analysis dealing with American peoples

Students will learn about the danger and difficulty of generalizaing about peoples and cultures, even as they learn to draw conclusions about what people believe defines them.

Reading primary and secondary sources

Students will learn to read and analyze a variety of primary and secondary sources, including an unabridged edition of Tocqueville's Democracy in America.

Effective writing

Students will improve their writing skills in papers and exams.