General Education Credit: S
High School Credit: 0.5
This course is a survey of American History from the colonial origins of the modern-day United States through the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. We will be dealing with a number of broad themes throughout the semester such as the interaction of Native American, African, and European peoples in North America, the creation of the United States, the development of American society during the eighteenth and nineteenth century, and the turbulent political struggle of the Civil War and Reconstruction years.
After completing this course, students should have a familiarity with the broad scope of American history through the Reconstruction Era. In addition to gaining this historical knowledge, students will engage in an analysis of primary and secondary source material in order to gain a firsthand perspective on the historian’s craft. Finally, this course will allow students to hone their writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills in ways that should help them regardless of their major or chosen career.
Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Social Studies: United States History (EOC)