History - CPS Specialty (HSTY)

HSTY 1130. Introduction to American History. 3,4 Hours.

Introduces students to major topics in American history using some combination of primary documents, biographies, monographs, and film. Topics include the interaction of native populations with European settlers; the American Revolution and the Constitution; slavery; the Civil War; the rise of industrialism and immigration; the growth of government and rise of the welfare state; race, gender, and class in America; and America’s role in the world from the emergence of imperialism to collective security.