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History 103: U.S. History I


28 hours (6 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

December 2012 - April 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: outline the major civilizations that lived in North America prior to first contacts; illustrate the impact of initial settlements in North America, including Jamestown and Plymouth Rock; break down the events that led up to the American Revolution; diagram and explain the major events and significance of the American Revolution; identify and appraise the major elements of the Declaration of Independence; analyze the major elements of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights; compare and contrast life in the north and south prior to the Civil War; explain the causes of westward expansion, including the California Gold Rush; categorize the causes and effects of the Civil War; and describe the main elements of Reconstruction and how it affected the country.


Major topics include: first contacts; settling North America; the American Revolution; the Constitution and Bill of Rights; the Virginia Dynasty; Jacksonian Democracy; Antebellum America; Manifest Destiny; Sectional Crisis; Civil War; and Reconstruction.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate degre category, 3 semester hours in History (12/16).