HIST 201

American History I Online



This course delivers a broad survey of American history from New World exploration and settlement through the Civil War.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the peoples of North American between 30,000 BC and 1682 AD.

  • Label significant American historical events on a timeline.

  • Examine the diversity present in the seventeenth century English Colonies.

  • Examine the challenges faced by Colonial families in a growing and diverse America.

  • Analyze the causes and events of the American Revolution.

  • Explain republican culture.

  • Analyze the challenges of the new democracy.

  • Analyze the steps involved in creating a democracy

  • Examine inequalities in race and gender and their impact on American society.

  • Evaluate the changing role of the family in colonial America.

  • Explain the pre-war division between the North and South.

  • Analyze the reasons for and events of the Civil War.

  • Investigate issues related to post-war reconstruction.

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Required Course Pack: 

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)
  • Access to Lumen Learning eText

Required Textbooks:

Please note: All required reading for this course is located in the online classroom.


Last updated 7/14/19

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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