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Course Description

History - HIST 151

Early America - U.S. History (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Spring; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/7/2018

 151121606Early Amer US Hist 3Berg S$12.0030/30/0OpenT R  12:30 PM-03:40 PM LA405
 151122938Early Amer US HistOnline3Thomson A$12.0031/31/0Open 

Summer; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/2/2018

 151131610Early Amer US Hist 3Swope M$12.0031/31/0OpenM W  01:00 PM-04:10 PM LA415
 151132938Early Amer US HistOnline3Thomson A$12.0031/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 151111613Early Amer US Hist 3Thomson A$12.004/30/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:40 PM LA405

Winter; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 151111610Early Amer US Hist 3Stegich E$12.0014/30/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA405
 151111616Early Amer US Hist 3Berg S$12.000/30/0ClosedM W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA405
 151112938Early Amer US HistOnline3Zuccarini D$12.005/31/0Open 
 151216253Early Amer US Hist 3McDonald P$12.0023/31/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC685