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HIST 017A: United States History

Course Description

This course is a survey of the political, economic, and social and cultural development of the United States from the pre-Colonial period through the Civil War. Topics covered include indigenous and European influence on the development of the colonies, the causes and consequences of the War of Independence, the ideological origins of republicanism and principles of the United States Constitution, early industrialization, westward expansion, foreign policy, sectional conflict, slavery and its impact on race relations, abolition and other reform movements, and the Civil War.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: D. Social Sciences: D2 - American History and Institutions
    C. Humanities
  • CSU GE: Area C - Arts and Humanities: C2- Humanities
    Area D - Social Sciences
    US-1: Historical development of American institutions and ideals
    US-2: United States Constitution and government
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 3 - Arts and Humanities: 3B- Humanities
    Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
  • C-ID: HIST 130 - United States History to 1877
Last Updated 7/19/23