History 351: Colonial North America, 1492-1776
The age of discovery, the beginnings of European colonization, Puritanism, and the southern slave system. Political, social, and economic development of the Colonies to the outbreak of the American Revolution.
History 352: Revolutionary and Early North America, 1776-1828
Background and theory of the American Revolution. Politics under the Confederation and origins of the Federal Constitution. Origins of political parties and a national political life.
History 356: The Civil War Era, 1828-1877
A political, social, and economic history of the United States from the Age of Jackson to the end of Reconstruction. Emphasis is placed on the development of the North and South since 1828, the causes of the Civil War, the impact of the war itself on the nation, and the major consequences of Reconstruction.
History 357: Emergence of Industrial America, 1877-1917
A political, social and economic history of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the entrance into World War I. Examines the responses of the American people and their institutions to rapid industrialization and social change in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
History 358: Rise to Globalism, 1917-1964
A political, social, and economic history of the United States as it moved through war and depression from being a world power to a superpower.
History 359: Recent America, 1960 - Present
A political, social, and economic history of the United States from the 1960's through the "Me Decade," the Reagan Revolution, the end of the Cold War, and down to the present.