HIST 20 - American History Through the Civil War

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

March 2019

This course is a study of the history of the United States from its colonial origins through the Reconstruction period. The survey will focus on the major themes, ideas, attitudes, institutions, and elements that are part of the American national development through the mid-19th century. Special emphasis is given to the European antecedents; the forging of an American culture within the colonial context; the political, social, and economic development within the framework of a national experience and identity; and the problems of cultural expansion and divergent growth reflected in the Civil War. 

Course Type

Upper Division