HIST 220

The United States Through 1877

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Discovery, colonization, American Revolution, estabishment of the Constitution, foreign affairs, westward expansion, slavery, sectionalism, Civil War, and reconstruction.

When Taught

Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer.

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu

Title

Critical Analysis

Learning Outcome

Hone the ability to analyze questions and issues in American history to 1877, assess historical information accurately, and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions in exams and papers.

Title

American History to 1877

Learning Outcome

Gain knowledge of some of the major developments in American history to 1877 (discovery, colonization, American Revolution, establishment of the Constitution, foreign affairs, westward expansion, gender, slavery, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction), including an understanding of key historical terms and theories. Demonstrate this knowledge in exams, papers, and class discussions.

Title

Effective Communication

Learning Outcome

Learn to skiillfully integrate data into coherent arguments expressed through a clear, well-written style in exams, papers, class discussion, and other classroom learning activities.

Title

Research Skills and Ethics

Learning Outcome

Learn through example and practice in classroom activities, papers, and exams to evaluate primary and secondary sources skillfully and honestly.