HIST 1301: U.S. HISTORY TO 1865
Instructor: Corey Larson
Office: 214A Classroom East
Hours: 12:45-1:45 TR
Jacqueline Jones, Peter Wood, Thomas Borstlemann, Elaine Tyler May, Vicki Ruiz,
Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States
, brief 2
(New York: Pearson Longman, 2008).
James West Davison, Mark Hamilton Lytle,
After the Fact: The Art of Historical
ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005).
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).
History 1301 is a survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural and intellectual history of the United
States from 1492 to 1865. This course satisfies the university core curriculum requirement in U.S. History.
Through essay exams, topic papers, and critical essays, students who successfully complete this course will:
Understand the key events, figures, and forces that shaped United States history through the Civil War;
Identify the connections between historical facts and fit them into larger narrative frameworks;
Construct persuasive essays using sound logic and concrete examples
After the Fact=20%
(under 270 pts)
There are three (3) exams throughout the semester worth approximately 60% of your final grade.
consist of multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
After the Fact
writing assignments (75pts):
We will be covering six (6) chapters in the
After the Fact
For each chapter there will be a question that
will require a 1-2 page response.
Out of the six chapters students need to pick three (3) chapters for which to write
It is the students responsibly to keep track of how many responses they have turned in.
will be worth 20% of the final grade for the course.
Hard copies of these writing exercises are due on the dates
listed below (e-mail submissions will only be accepted in emergency situations).