United States History

Credits: 1

United States History introduces students to the study of American History. Examination of Colonial British North America, the American Revolution and framing of the Constitution shape our early study. Important themes from this material will then be examined throughout the remainder of the course. Students will develop an understanding of American history and improve their essential communicative and critical thinking skills through emphasis on writing, the formation of historical arguments, and development of analytical reading skills through a variety of media. Film, online databases, books, online journals, and academic web resources expose students to a wide spectrum of opinions and views on American history. From this, students will form their own opinions and produce original work