HST 204 : History of the Civil War

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History of the Civil War



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Course Description

Examines problems of the Civil War period, including politics, military leadership, troop life and activity, civilians, Native Americans, African-Americans, technology, and unique geographic challenges.

Course learning outcomes

1. Interpret the relationship between the past and the present, taking into account social, cultural, political, and religious perspectives of North America in the US Civil War era.
2. Analyze US Civil War era primary historical evidence.
3. Identify historical arguments about the US Civil War era found in secondary sources.
4. Analyze shared assumptions and cultural stereotypes about the US Civil War era through written and oral discussion.
5. Construct an historical narrative about a given time or place in the US Civil War era.
6. Identify geography of Civil War events.

Content outline

  1. Prelude to Civil War
  2. Early-phase 
  3. Mid-phase
  4. Late-phase
  5. Legacies of the Civil War

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