Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Nov 19, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HST 226 - A Novel View of US History

Course Units: 1
(Winter; Brennan) This course will examine the broad scope of American history from colonial times to the present as it has been revealed in American literature and novels. Employing principally primary source literature, the course will introduce students not only to American history but to an understanding of important events and developments as comprehended by those who experienced those events or who were contemporary interpreters of those events. Supplemented by lectures on the facts of historical events, primary source works will be used to re-introduce personality and complexity to the historical context in order to stimulate student understanding of the American experience. Students will be encouraged to analyze and examine the variety of outlooks that propel history, while also learning an appreciation for the value and potential of personal scrutiny, insight, and perspective. Primarily driven by readings and discussion, lectures will be used to supplement and place the readings in historical context; however, the focus will be on reading, analysis, comprehension, and communication.



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