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 Course Title:   United States Civil War

 Title Abbreviation:   AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

 Department:    HIST

 Course #:    161

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    450801

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Examination of the conditions leading to the Civil War, the war itself, and the Reconstruction period. Emphasis on causes and effects of the war.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate through examinations, discussions, and research or book review familiarity with the various aspects of the American Civil War.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. The development of black, chattel slavery in the American colonies and nation with attendant constitutional considerations
  2. The growing sectional split in the United States citing specific cases, examples, personalities, etc.
  3. The various compromise measures and their success/failure.
  4. The changing war objectives and the war itself-to include naval as well as land campaigns.
  5. Society in both the North and South during the war
  6. The Reconstruction era and attendant political, economic, and social ramifications
  7. The legacy of the conflict and Reconstruction period