History | American History I
H105 | 2770 | Gamber


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.