HST 225 - American Civil War

Course Description

This course is a study of the American Civil War. The instructional goal of this course is to have students demonstrate through discussions and essays the causes of the Civil War in antebellum America, how the war was waged, why the North won and the South lost the war, how the war affected American society, and how the war led to Reconstruction. Students will demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve this goal they will develop skills in communications and critical thinking. Group 1 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement into ENG 111.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify critical historical developments.
  • Explain the significance of critical historical developments.
  • Evaluate critical historical developments.
Human Dimension:
  • Analyze the impact of historical developments on contemporary society.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Apply course concepts to their roles as modern citizens.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Reflect on their engagement in the learning process.
  • Interpret historical information from a variety of sources.