Introduction to American History

HSTY 1130 3 or 4 Semester Hours
Course Level Undergrad Specialty Semester
Description Introduces students to major topics in American history using some combination of primary documents, biographies, monographs, and film. Topics include the interaction of native populations with European settlers; the American Revolution and the Constitution; slavery; the Civil War; the rise of industrialism and immigration; the growth of government and rise of the welfare state; race, gender, and class in America; and America’s role in the world from the emergence of imperialism to collective security.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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