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TRANSFORMATIONS DURING THE COLONIAL EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA 1607-1776 (HIS-243364)

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Course Description:


Colonial America calls up images of determined Pilgrims and dour Puritans, the Salem Witchcraft Trials as well as the First Thanksgiving. Those images reflect a new and distinctly American civilization that Europeans, Africans and Native Americans were constructing from the time of the first European settlements to the American Revolution. This course examines the birth and maturation of the American civilization that developed out of political, economic, social, cultural, environmental, religious as well as human factors. It explores the values and institutions that colonial Americans created that are the hallmark of modern American civilization, and evaluates how men and women experienced their lives in Colonial America.

Prerequisites: a previous course in American history is recommended as well as the ability to do college level work at the advanced level.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in American History.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: American History-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. Sep.

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