HIST 101 - US History: Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era

Credit Hours: 3

Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era surveys the political, social, economic, cultural and ideological characteristics of the 17th and 18th centuries, beginning with the earliest settlements through the establishment of the early American republic. Students are introduced to the techniques and strategies of historians through the use of historical texts, both primary and secondary, as well as the procedures of historical writing. Attention is given to multiple American cultures and their prevalent values and institutions; the explanations for change in such values and institutions; and relationships within the American colonies and the early United States both among the cultural groups comprising the national population as well as with those of Europe and Africa.