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College U.S. History

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College Dual Credit, History

This college-level survey course examines U.S. History from the Colonial Era to the recent decades emphasizing the period of formation of the nation through the Cold War. The primary text for the course emphasizes the historical development of not just the events but also the ideas that defined U.S. History, so the course will involve considerable critical analysis, discussion, and writing. The course will utilize the two-volume text American Horizons: U.S. History in a Global Context from renowned historian Michael Schaller and others to examine not only the significance of the unique history of the most free and stable democratic republic in the history of mankind, but also to examine the proper placement of the U.S. in the broader context of global significance. This course will be an exciting journey of events and ideas that will provide an essential foundation for understanding the glories and issues of our own time.

Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
• Successful completion (75% or higher) of a TPS college or AP history course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion (75% or higher) of a TPS English 4 (or higher) course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion (85% or higher) of a TPS high school history course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion (90% or higher) of a TPS English 3 course
━ OR ━
• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions

College Credit: This course is pre-approved for college credit (Belhaven HIS 105, 3 credits). Upon successful completion of this course, the student may apply for a college transcript from Belhaven University for this course. These transcripted credits may be transferred to other colleges. More information is here.

Flexible Scheduling: This course may be taken with live class attendance reduced or waived (recording only) if the student has a time zone or schedule conflict. Select this option when you enroll or notify TPS for approval.

“This course was absolutely amazing in every way! I learned a lot about American history in a way that allowed me to really dive deep. I’ve taken lots of history courses before, but this is the first one I’ve taken that has gone straight to the source and shown a variety of insights into some of these pivotal events. I had so much fun being a part of this course and highly recommend it to anyone.”

Allora L

“This class was very instructive for me, as I had only taken one other U.S. history class. The main text is detailed and comprehensive, the in-class lectures are engaging and excellent as always, and the assignments are difficult without being frustrating or pointless. There is no busy work in this teacher’s classes, especially at the college level. Even if you are not as familiar with U.S. history as most American kids, you can still conquer this class with hard work and genuine interest. You must be able to read and comprehend college-level texts. You’ll also be writing several academic research papers, which are the class’s highlight for many students because you can choose your own topic. I’ve never regretted taking a class with this teacher, even though modern history is not my favored period.”

Kate M
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