Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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HST334 History of North America

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course may either provide a historical overview from pre-Columbian America to Obama or focus on a particular theme in American history. Possible topics may be the relations between European settlers and Native Americans, the rivalry between France, Spain and Britain over North America, the War for Independence and the formation of the US constitution, the westward expan­sion, discussion over slavery and the US Civil War. Important topics in the 20th century include the involvement in the two World Wars, the Depression, the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. The course may choose to focus on either the US or Canada.