HIST 360

American West to 1900

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

The American West as a place of great diversity. Topics include Native American societies, European colonization, explorations, the fur trade, overland migrations, Indian relations, mining, settlement, and the environment.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Historical Knowledge of American West before 1900

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to explain and interpret major developments and historical terms in the history of the American West before 1900.

Title

Critical Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to skillfully and honestly evaluate historical arguments in secondary sources.

Title

Research Methods

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to interpret primary sources and use evidence from those documents to support historical assertions and interpretive generalizations