History | American History I
H105 | 7623 | Stowe

Above class open to freshmen and sophomores only

This course looks at American history from European settlement
through the Civil War.  We will focus on important events, people,
and social conditions that led to the founding and creation of the
United States---and to its national crisis at mid-century.  In
looking at the past, we will also consider how to think critically
about it.

Readings (about 75-100 pages a week) will include a survey textbook,
and other readings, such as Lisa Wilson’s "Ye Heart of a Man" and
Melton McLaurin’s, "Celia: A Slave."

Requirements: Attend lectures; read and think.  Evaluation will be
in terms of three examinations (each 20% of course grade) and
writing assignments (40%).