Jun 26, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

HST 121 - U.S. History Through 1876


Course Description: A survey and analysis of the history of the United States and its institutions from colonial times through the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Topics will also include the American Revolution, the early Republic, sectionalism and its culmination in the Civil War.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101
General Education Elective(s): Social Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze cultural interactions and differences in North America from the 15th to the 19th century.
  • Compare ideas and events related to ideas of race, federalism, economic and geographic expansionism and sectionalism.
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate historical sources and scholarship.
  • Explain intellectual and religious development in a national and transnational context.
  • Explain how evidence is analyzed and used to construct historical knowledge

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