Welcome to the HST 113
Course Design Toolkit
Course description: This course is a survey of the American past from the Age of Exploration to the end of Reconstruction. It exmines the major forces, personalities, events, and institutions that shaped the American experience through 1877. Topics include the development of colonial society, the American Revolution, the Constitution (Federal and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts), the growth of the new nation, westword expansion, the rise of sectionalism, and the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Student develop the ability to think, read, and write critically and analytically and to understand the various forms of human interaction through a study of the creation and growth of the United States through 1877. The course aids students in their efforts to understand the principles of group behavior and socail organizations and how power is wielded in society.
These table below lists each student learning outcome, linking to additional outcome-centered materials: