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HIST-111 American History to 1877

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the major political, diplomatic, economic, and social developments from the fifteenth century through the Reconstruction period. In particular, the student will study the Red, Black and White cultures of pre-Revolutionary America; the American Revolution and the development of American republicanism; the Transportation Revolution and the emergence of a market economy; territorial expansion and wars; 1783-1860; antebellum reformers; Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction, 1865-1877.

Credits
3
Prerequisites
Eligible to enroll in English Composition.
Instructor
Mark Tacyn
Office
 ST 143
Phone
 443-518-4949
Email

Overall Course Objectives | Major Course Topics | Course Format | Orientation |
Course Requirements | Texts and Materials | | Course Web Site

Overall Course Objectives

Once you have completed this course you will be able t

  • Describe the major political, diplomatic, economic, and social developments from the fifteenth century through the Reconstruction period.
  • Understand pre-Revolutionary America; the American Revolution and the development of American republicanism; the Transportation Revolution and the emergence of a market economy; territorial expansion and wars; antebellum reformers; Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction, 1865-1877.

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Major Course Topics
  • Colonial America: From Settlement to Revolution, 1400-1775
  • America as an Emergent Nation, 1775-1850
  • Social and Economic Changes, 1800-1860
  • Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1877

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Course Format
  • Is not self-paced.
  • Does not require on-campus meetings.
  • Does not require real-time chats.
  • The communication in the class will take place through WebCT emails and online bulletin board discussions. 

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Orientation

This course does not have a face-to-face orientation.

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Course Requirements
  • Review the “What you should know before you register” section of the Distance Learning Homepage.
  • Weekly Reading Assignments
  • Online Quizzes; Tests and Final

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Texts and Materials Required:

 Textbook information:  To visit our bookstore's online sales site, please visit www.howardccbooks.com and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.

Technical Requirements and Plug-Ins:

Review the Technical Requirements link above. The following plug-ins are required for this course:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Netscape
  • Word Viewer, if you don’t have the full version of Microsoft Word

If you have any questions or comments about this course, please send a message to
Distance Learning, distancelearning@howardcc.edu.

Last updated on 22-Jul-08
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