History 011- Political and Social History of the United States, Part I
Course #19256 Fridays, 9:00am-12:05pm
This course surveys the political, social, and economic history of the United States from the Colonial era to 1877 with an emphasis on the origin and implementation of the U.S. Constitution. The course meets the California State University requirements for United States History. We will pay specific attention to the development of the concepts of federalism, Americanism, and freedom, politically and materially, within different subsets of populations in the United States, and how these concepts change over time. We will also examine the idea that land is freedom, and what this looks like. You will be required to work in assigned groups on a regular schedule, participate in presentations and discussions, and be an active learner in this class. Some assignments will be based on group work or in-class analysis. Being able to convey your thoughts verbally and in essay format is a skill that takes time and practice thus you will have ample opportunity to practice. Come prepared to participate: we meet early in the morning and we all need to be physically and mentally present!