Yours to Mind

Required Text:  
Visions of America: A History of the United States

Required Outside Reader:   Donald, David Herbert, Lincoln.
ISBN 0684808463

The History Department is responsible for imparting knowledge of human motivation and interaction as well as the cultural and ethical foundations and traditions of the American civilization.   History 1301 satisfies three of the six-semester hour requirement of history mandated by the Texas Legislature for all undergraduate students and is transferable to senior institutions of higher learning.
History 1301 is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period.   United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras.   Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include:   American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil, and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.   Prerequisites: Reading level 7 and Writing level 7 (3:3-0)


A.   Create an argument through the use of historical evidence.
B.   Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.
C.   Analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on this period of United States history.

A.   CRITICAL THINKING: Students will develop habits of mind, allowing them to appreciate the processes by which scholars in various disciplines organize and evaluate data and use the methodologies of each discipline to understand the human experience.
B.   COMMUNICATION SKILLS:   Students will communicate ideas, express feelings and support conclusions effectively in written, oral, and...