Description: This course is designed to introduce students to major issues, ideas, and events that shaped the society and culture of the United States up to 1865. Special emphasis is placed on the clash of cultures during the encounter period; the establishment and development of English colonies in North America; the American Revolution and its cultural and political significance; the evolution of political ideas and institutions; social and religious movements such as the Second Great Awakening; the slave experience; and the origins and meaning of the American Civil War. Students are encouraged to analyze historical problems and trends and to come to their own conclusions about important ideas and events in American history.
Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Texas Common Number: HIST 1301.
Official UT Course Description: Survey of United States history from the colonial period through the Civil War.
Prerequisites: A passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test or an appropriate assessment test.