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Course Description

Spring and Summer 2020 classes continue remotely and online. Fall 2020 traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and off-campus spring classes are being reviewed to provide students with effective learning options based on recent COVID-19 concerns. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

History - HIST 141

History of Michigan and the Great Lakes

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is a general survey of the historical development of Michigan from the primitive wilderness to the present; growth of certain political, economic, social and cultural institutions which contribute to understanding Michigan and the Great Lakes area today; and emphasis on relating the history of the state to that of both the area and the nation.


(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 the history of Michigan and the Great Lakes.
  • 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.
  • Compile a summary of the Native American tribes of the region, their patterns of settlement, tribal life and reaction to European explorers and settlers.
  • Investigate the economic development and major industries in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.
  • Explore how modes of transportation have influenced Michigan's economic development.
  • Identify ways in which the history of the Great Lakes must be understood in an international context.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 141141653Hist Mich Grt LakesRMT3McDonald P8/24/0Open$12.00T  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday