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Colonial America
HIST 237
Spring 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 151

This course surveys North American history from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to the eve of the Revolution, with particular attention given to the struggle of European colonizers for control of the continent and its indigenous population, Puritanism and witchcraft, the Atlantic slave trade, material culture, and the origins of American political and cultural institutions. In addition to training students in the use of primary sources-objects, images, contemporary written documents the course models a cultural approach to the study of colonization and everyday life in colonial America. Such an approach necessarily combines aspects of social, political, intellectual, and economic history to provide the fullest picture possible of America's growth during two of its most violent and discordant centuries.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
This course requires students to spend considerable time evaluating and interpreting primary sources: images, objects, documents. The course also requires students to write critically and imaginatively about primary as well as secondary sources--e.g., articles and books written by modern historians.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CIVI-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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