2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

HIST 216 - Special Topics in US History


Content & topics vary by semester and instructor.  May be repeated one time for credit.

SPRING 2019 Topic: HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND This course covers the political, social, economic, and environmental history of New England from the pre-contact to the early national period. Special emphasis is placed on New England’s development as a distinct cultural region in the development of the United States. The course examines Native American populations prior to European contact, through the cooperative and contentious relationships among natives, settlers, and empires caught in rivalries for land, resources, and power.  Some topics are Native American Slavery, King Philip’s War, and Choosing Sides in the American Revolution. The course is discussion based, interactive, and group oriented. Students will consider current historical debates through the analyses of scholarly articles, essays, podcasts, videos, book chapters, and other media.  There will be an occasional weekend field trip.

 

 

Prerequisites: Jrs/Srs only

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically