History | H105 2761 American History I 11:15-12:30 TR FA015 Gamber
H105 | 2761 | Gamber
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This course surveys major political, economic, and social developments in
America from European settlements to the Civil War; it also introduces
students to the nature of historical inquiry and analysis. This course
emphasizes the experiences of ordinary Americans, and the ways in which
their lives shaped and were shaped by developments such as the "discovery"
of America, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the
Civil War. Students are required to attend lectures, to complete assigned
readings (a brief textbook plus supplementary documents-about 50-75 pages
per week), and to complete two short papers (approximately three pages),
two midterm examinations, and a final. All examinations will be in essay
format. Each assignment will count for 20% of your course grade.