HIST& 136: US History 1

Class Program
Degree Code
Social Science
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55
Covering the first half of American history, this course takes students on a journey from the European foundations for colonization in the New World to the conclusion of the American Civil War. Along the way students are exposed to the philosophic, cultural, and political underpinnings of the American story, and personalities and events which bring that story to life.
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Explain the basic principals involved in boiler & steam system operations
  2. Identify various boiler & steam system components, their respective applications, and functions
  3. Observe the appropriate safety precautions when working with boiler or steam charged equipment
  4. Troubleshoot common malfunctions
  5. Use proper testing procedures
  6. Read and understand pertinent schematic drawings and data tables
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Course Content Outline
  1. Early Exploration, Reformation, Spanish and English Colonial Efforts
  2. New England & Mercantilism
  3. Slavery, Self-Government, and the Glorious Revolution
  4. Great Awakening and the Enlightenment
  5. European Rivalries for North America
  6. Revolutionary War & the Critical Period
  7. Constitutionalism
  8. Federalists & Jeffersonianism
  9. Era of Good Feelings and New Nationalism
  10. Jacksonianism and the South
  11. Transcendentalism, Women’s Rights, and Anti-Slavery
  12. Western Expansion and Slavery
  13. Civil War
Department Guidelines

PO4 should be assessed: Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.

PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.