HISTORY 260 - United States to 1865
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History


Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


This course introduces students to American history from the founding of European settlements in North America to the fighting of the Civil War. Lectures and discussions emphasize the migration of people from Europe and Africa; the variety of settlements; racial interaction; the formation and development of new political, economic, social and religious institutions, and their role in the transformation of everyday life. Certain events, like the American Revolution and Civil War, are examined in detail. This course also familiarizes the student with the interpretation of a wide range of evidence available for historical analysis—diaries, letters, accounts, newspapers, autobiographies, biographies, essays, monographs, fictional narratives, paintings, and films. Course lectures sketch the big picture, while discussion sections explore issues addressed by the lectures and raised in the readings.


HISTORY 260 - United States to 1865
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
Note: Lectures are remote and asynchronous. Enrolled students can view lectures on their own schedule. Unless noted otherwise, sections will be held in-person. Remote-only students are welcome and should register for/swap into section 004.
002 (DIS)
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Section 002: Not open to remote-only students. Remote-only students should register for section 004.
003 (DIS)
Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Section 003: Not open to remote-only students. Remote-only students should register for section 004.
004 (DIS)
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Section 004: This section is remote only and will have a mixture of synchronous (via Zoom) and asynchronous teaching. Students taking HISTORY 260 online must register for this section.

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