CRC19: Courses

HIST 312 History of the United States (to 1865)

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 300

Transferable: CSU; UC (HIST 312 and 320 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course)


This is a survey course on the establishment and development of the United States from its colonial beginnings to the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the United States during the designated time period. The course will cover the ideological influences that were instrumental in shaping the Constitution and other related government structures. Additionally, the course will address the institution of slavery and how the divisive issue dismembered the nation and further complicated the process of Reconstruction.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the key events, individuals, and themes that have shaped United States history, to 1877.