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 Course Title:   US History I: D

 Title Abbreviation:   US HISTORY I: D

 Department:    HIST&

 Course #:    146

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    540102

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

A survey of the United States from the Native American cultures and the founding of the colonies through 1815.


Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Social Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
BellevueCC HIST 201 US History to Independence (5 credits)
Everett CC HIST 151 American Civilization I to Jackson (5 credits)
WhatcomCC HIST 110 US History to 1815 (5 credits)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Students will be able to:
    • Identify the conflicts, the problems, and the values that led to the creation of the United States.
    • Understand the origins and evolution of American government and institutions.
    • Recognize the role and contributions of diverse populations in American history, including Native Americans, African-Americans, Latinos, and various religious minorities.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.

Course Contents

  1. Topic to be covered during the quarter include:
    • Native American cultures before Columbus.
    • European Renaissance, Reformation and nation-states.
    • The discovery and colonization of the Americas.
    • The origins of slavery in North America.
    • The culture and institutions of British North America.
    • Conflict with Britain and the American Revolution.
    • The Constitutional Convention and the creation of a federal system.
    • The rise of political parties.