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May 21           

Introduction and Administrative Details  

Virginia, the South, and the Origins of Slavery (Ch. 2)

May 22

Massachusetts, the North, and the First Great Awakening (Ch. 2)


May 23

Colonies in the British Empire/Origins of the American Revolution/From Rebellion to Revolution (Ch. 4, 5)

May 24

Designing a New Nation/Politics in the New Republic (Ch. 6, 7, 8)

May 29

1st Week Summary Due

Industrialization, Religion and Reform (Ch. 9, 10, 12, 13)

May 30

Slavery, Anti-Slavery, and the Positive Good Theory (Ch. 11)

May 31

A House Divided: Sectional Conflict and The Civil War (Ch. 13, 15)

June 4

2nd Week Summary Due

Reconstruction (C. 16)

June 5

Franklin/Dougass Paper Due; Discussion

June 6

Gilded Age: Industrialization, Urbanization, Immigration (Ch. 18, 19)

June 7

Populism and Progressivism (Ch. 21, 22, 23)

June 11

3rd Week Summary Due

Progressive Era Foreign Relations and the First World War (Ch. 24)

June 12

Conflict and Change: The 1920s (Ch. 25)

June 13

Depression and Reform: The 1930s (Ch. 26)

June 14


June 18

4th Week Summary Due

Origins of the Second World War/ Origins of the Cold War (Ch. 27)

June 19

Cold War at Home and Abroad (Ch. 28)

June 20

Domestic Politics and Reform in the Post-War Era (Ch. 29, 30)

June 21
Eyes on the Prize: Civil Rights

June 25

5th Week Summary Due

Economic and Political Currents of the 1970s and 1980s (Ch. 31)

June 26


June 27


June 28

Final Exam

Learning Objectives

History 1101 fulfills the Histories of Cultures and Societies requirement in the Core of Common Studies.  According to the learning outcomes for this category of courses, students who complete HIST 1101 will:

* Demonstrate an understanding of the discipline of history, in particular the application of historical methodologies in the formulation of plausible interpretations of human behavior in past centuries.

* Demonstrate an understanding of how societies develop over centuries through the complex interaction of socio-economic, political, religious, and other cultural forces including historical memories constructed by successive generations.

* Demonstrate an understanding of continuities and differences between the past and the present.