Course Description

IN PERSON: This U.S. history course will focus on the development of the American Colonies from their successful founding at Jamestown in 1607 to their Declaration of Independence in 1776. The main focus of the course will be identifying and analyzing the unique political, social and economic developments within the Colonies that ultimately laid the groundwork for the American system of government, social order and economic dependency. Special emphasis will be placed on the creation of a diverse Colonial society, to include the developmental role of slavery, women and the various national groups that came to the Colonies during this period. This course will be taught using instructor-guided lectures and class discussions. Students will learn how each of the 13 original Colonies came to be founded, what each of them contributed to the development of "America" and how those developments contributed to their belief that they could operate as a sovereign nation by July 1776. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 24.

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