HIST 120 - History of the United States

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

July 2012
This course covers the history of the United States of America from the colonial period up to 1865. This survey course stresses the integrative and disintegrative forces that culminated in the Civil War. Long-range issues arising during this period are examined for their significance to Americans today. The cultural, social, economic, geographic, diplomatic and political factors involved in the evolution of American society are also analyzed through a variety of chronological topics. The historical development of the following national, ethnic, and racial groups, such as American Indians, Europeans, Latinos, Africans, and Asians, as well as women are also examined.

Course Type

Lower Division