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Course Catalog

History of the United States 1

This course traces the political, social and cultural development of the U.S. from its pre-Columbian origins through the Civil War. From encounters between early colonists and Native Americans, to midwives tending to colonial women, to 19th-century laborers adjusting to industrial changes, and finally to the slave trade, this course pays particular attention to the role of race, class and gender in shaping society and politics.

Core Curriculum Designation: DD
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0