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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

American History I (HIS-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2022 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: identify significant events that contributed to the development of the United States; discuss competing interpretations of major historic  events in American History; describe sources of historical change, and explain cause and effect relationships as they pertain to historical transformations; and explain major historical developments in American Society up to 1877. 


American History I (HIS-101) is designed to help develop an understanding of early American History. This course covers significant points in American History through 1877. Discussions focus on the Columbian exchange, European colonization of the New World, trans-Atlantic slavery, the causes and consequences of the U.S. War of Independence, the negotiation of the U.S. constitution, industrialization, monetary policy in the early U.S. westward expansion, slave rebellions, the evolution of sectional conflict, and the U.S. Civil War.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in American History (2/22).