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Early American History to 1800
EARLY AMER HIS
CLASS CODE: HIST 370 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The establishment and growth of the American colonies, the period of revolution and confederation, the framing of the Constitution, and the early period of government under the
Constitution.
TAUGHT: Winter 2005, Fall 2005
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Native American societies and culture before 1400, European Exploration, founding of colonies, early economics and culture, race relations, forces and events leading to the Revolution, the Revolutionary War, and the founding of the New Republic.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Explore selected historical themes in colonial and early national American history.
Introduce students to key interpretive models used by historians to understand early American history.
Assist students in using interpretive tools-including the concepts of race, class, gender, economic growth, religious change, and political tension-to understand historical themes.
Develop critical thinking skills in order to effectively weigh and use the above-mentioned tools and models.
Develop communication skills in order to effectively communicate learned material.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to read 1,000+ evaluated pages, write a 10 page paper, give an oral presentation using Power Point, and know the basic work of 25 significant scholars in the field.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have AmHer 170, Hist 201-202 and Hist 300. All students in 300 level courses will be expected to know how to research, wirte, and document a basic historical essay.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001