2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIS 201HP - United States History to 1865

(4 credits) (NWCore option under Historical Perspectives)
This course surveys United States history until the Civil War. It gives students a broad exposure to significant trends and competing narratives in the first half of U.S. history through an integration of lectures, discussions, readings and activities with primary and secondary sources. We will examine the encounter between people from the Americas, Europe and Africa, the creation and development of the American nation state, immigration, ethnicity, and the shifting definitions of what constitutes an ‘American’, movements promoting reform and social justice along the lines of race, class, and gender, and demographic and economic changes. We will also consider how Christians in America challenged and critiqued American life, culture, and policy.