HIST 151

Early America - U.S. History

Course Description

This course is a survey of the origins of American civilization: native American societies in pre-Columbian and colonial times; European discovery, exploration, conquest and settlement of the Americas; Iberian, French and African elements in the early Americas; 17th and 18th century English colonial development; the Revolutionary era and the founding of the U.S.; and Federalist and Jeffersonian America to the early 19th century.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear, factual understanding of the historical development of early America.
  • Evaluate the human experience as it relates to the historical period covered by the course.
  • Analyze the role geography played in the historical period covered by the course.
  • Relate the human experience—using history—to contemporary times.
  • Analyze historical evidence of the human experience/culture for the period covered by the course.
  • Distinguish between historical artifacts and other types of sources concerning history.
  • Incorporate historical artifacts and other scholarly sources concerning history into their writing and research.
  • Demonstrate digital literacy, especially as it relates to the study of history.
  • Examine the multinational roots of American culture.
  • Examine the formation and major provisions of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
  • Identify major issues in the Revolutionary War.
  • Identify major military issues in which the American colonies were involved.
  • Discuss the role of the United States in an international/global context.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

HISTORY; No of Weeks : 5; Begins : 11/09/2015

 151142940Early American US History Online3Thomson A$30.0030/31/0Open

HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2015

 151141610Early America US History 3Lark K 0/31/0Closed
M W 09:30AM-11:10AMLA415

HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 151047747Early America US History OE/OE3McDonald P$30.0024/31/0Open
 151141654Early America US History 3Masters R 0/30/2Closed
M 06:00PM-08:54PMLA405
 151142938Early America US History Online3Thomson A$30.001/31/0Open
 151246518Early America US History 3Reynolds J 5/31/0Open
R 01:00PM-03:54PMRC685

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