HI103 The American Experience
This course surveys various aspects of American Civilization from its Native American, European and African origins to the present. The socio-cultural, political, and economic development of the American experience will be traced, integrating the history of community, family, gender roles, race, and ethnicity. Topics may include the Constitution, democracy, nationalism, sectionalism, slavery, industrialization, immigration, territorial expansion, the idea of the Confederacy, and the politics of Reconstruction. The growing significance of industrial capitalism and wage labor for the American economy, social relations, foreign policy, popular culture, and intellectual life, since Reconstruction, will be investigated. A library component is included.
3 Credit Hours