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HIST 201 United States History I

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course explores the evolution of United States history from its pre-Columbian Native American origins through the Reconstruction Era (1877). Using the analytical lenses of race, class, gender and ethnicity, this course examines the political, economic, social, religious, environmental, and cultural forces that shaped, and continue to shape, the nation and the lives of its diverse inhabitants. Topics include indigenous societies and cultures, European conquest and colonization, slavery, abolition, the women's movement, westward expansion, immigration, the American Revolution, the Constitution and the formation of the U.S. government, social and political reform movements and the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E1, E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2 or D and US-1 and US-2), UC (IGETC Area 3B or 4)
C-ID: HIST 130