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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

History - HIST 151

Early America - U.S. History

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 151141610Early Amer US HistRMT3Swope M7/24/0Open$12.00M W  09:30 AM-11:10 AM WEBWEB

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

 151141654Early Amer US HistRMT3Swope M12/24/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB
 151142938Early Amer US HistONL3Berg S12/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 151111613Early Amer US HistRMT3Stegich E31/31/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:40 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 151111616Early Amer US HistRMT3Berg S31/31/0Open$12.00M W  11:30 AM-12:50 PM WEBWEB
 151112938Early Amer US HistONL3Berg S31/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

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