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.
College U.S. History
Notes and Requirements
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.