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Course Description

History - HIST 152

19th Century America - U.S. History (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is a survey of the expansion, crisis and renewal of the U.S. in the 19th century: demographic, economic, social and cultural change in Jacksonian America; the North and antebellum reform movements; the South and slavery; the West and territorial conquest and settlement; sectional struggle, the Civil War and Reconstruction; and emergence of modern, urban, industrial America to the beginning of the 20th 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 nineteenth-century 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.
  • Explain major constitutional issues that emerged during the historical period covered by the course.
  • Identify ways in which American history must be understood in an international context.
  • Identify major issues in the American Civil War.
  • Identify major military issues in which the American was involved.
  • Discuss the role of the United States in an international/global context.

Course Schedule

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

Fall; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 15214161719 Cen Amer US Hist 3Masters R$12.0028/31/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:40 AM LA415

Fall; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 15214161619 Cen Amer US Hist 3Swope M$12.0026/30/0OpenT  02:00 PM-04:54 PM LA405
 15214293219 Cen Amer US HistOnline3Berg S$12.0027/31/0Open 

Spring; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/07/2018

 15212160019 Cen Amer US Hist 3Kirkpatrick K$12.0022/31/0OpenT R  08:30 AM-11:40 AM LA415

Summer; 2018; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/02/2018

 15213161119th Cent Amer US Hist 3Kirkpatrick K$12.0021/30/0OpenT R  12:00 PM-03:10 PM LA405