American History Topics

Course Code: AHT101
Day: Sat Time: 11:00-12:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Location: Online

Registration Will Reopen Soon - Add to Wishlist

Course Description

This course covers major themes or events in American history since the European voyages of discovery with emphasis on developments before the Civil War (1861-1865). Topics include: discovery and colonization, conflict with Native Americans, the American Revolution, westward expansion, the Civil War, presidents and other famous people (including women), construction of a political system, scientific developments and business growth. Classes will consist of lectures and discussions. Students are expected to read several pages before each class. By the end of the course, students will have a general familiarity with themes of American history and a vocabulary useful for discussing history, social trends, and politics.

Learning Objectives

1. To be able to discuss events of American history and relate them to the American worldview.
2. To improve their English vocabularies and fluency in reading and speaking.

Who should take this course

Those who are interested in knowing about American history and its influence on the ways Americans think.
English Level: Advanced


Recommended:Boyer, Paul S. (2012). American History: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN #: 9780195389142. (It is highly recommended for students in this course; however, it is not required.)