Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
OOSL-0039
Organization Course Number:
USHIST101
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
14 weeks (75 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 U.S. History I
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to focus on the characteristics of societies existing in the Americas prior to 1861. Students learn about European exploration and colonization of the New World and they examine the impact on Europe, Africa, and the young United States. The emergence of political, religious, economic, and social institutions is discussed. Specific causes of the American Revolution are examined, as is the resulting impact on politics, the economy, and society. Students learn how the Industrial Revolution and western movement changed the lives of Americans, they examine the causes and events of the Civil War, and they evaluate how Reconstruction plans succeeded or failed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • apply historical research skills to major themes in American History to 1877
  • detect the causes of European exploration and colonization in the New World and assess the impact of these activities on Europe, Africa, and the New World
  • understand how political, religious, economic, and social institutions emerged in the American Colonies
  • specify the causes of the American Revolution and evaluate the impact of the revolution on politics, the economy, and society
  • recognize how the institutions and practices of government evolved to create the foundation of the American political system
  • explain territorial expansion from 1801 to 1877 and assess its effects on relations with Native Americans and external powers
  • synthesize and assess developments in political democracy after 1800
  • recognize how the Industrial Revolution and western movement changed the lives of Americans
  • specify the major causes and events of the Civil War and assess the impact of the war on the American people
  • summarize the sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum period
  • explain how various Reconstruction plans succeeded or failed.

General Course Topics:

  • Pre-colonial and colonial America
  • The American Revolution and formation of the Republic
  • The early American republic (1790-1815)
  • Antebellum America (1816-1865)
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
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