HST 101 American History to 1865
If you want to get at the roots of the “American Experiment,” HST 101 provides the framework, examining the incubation of our current political and societal values.
You’ll be presented with complex historical issues and asked to analyze all the ramifications of their resolution.
You may be asked questions such as:
• How did Europeans from a medieval culture influence and adapt to the American experience of citizenship?
• What was the political, social, and economic impact of the struggle for American independence?
• How and why did America “sectionalize”?
Democracy, social justice, equality. History really does repeat itself!
HST 102 American History Since 1865
Because you’re not just studying the American experience, you’re having one …
From the Civil War to the present, you’ll trace the impact of the social movements engendered by pivotal American events.
You’ll read from diverse texts, including first-hand reactions to everything from the end of slavery and the struggle for equal rights to the “war at home” fueled by Vietnam and Watergate.
Best of all, you’ll develop your own critical perspectives and construct arguments to support your historical analysis.