HIS 316 American History

This course will cover the history of the United States from the voyages of discovery to the complexities of the modern world. It will cover the broad categories of: Discovery and Exploration, Settlement, Forging a New Nation, Growing Pains, Civil War and Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, World War I and II, the Great Depression, Cold War, and the Challenges of the Modern World. In dealing with our complex, industrialized, and urbanized society, it is very important for us to realize that it was once more simple, more agrarian and rural in nature. Understanding how and when this transformation took place is necessary for any understanding of contemporary American society.