Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
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.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400 and any READ 400 level course.
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)