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HIST 143 - History of the United States to 1877

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, (*credit limit),CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: HIST 143 or HIST 143H)

This course is a survey of United States history from Native American origins to post-Civil War Reconstruction. Social, economic, political, and cultural developments are explored, and an emphasis placed on the independence movement, Revolutionary War, new republic, westward expansion, and the Civil War. The course is designed for students interested in the foundational history of the United States. It is recommended for all history majors, and fulfills the Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems’ American Institutions requirement and the American Institutions requirement for the associate degree. This course also satisfies a requirement for the Associate in Arts in History for Transfer (AA-T).

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