HIS 271 - The American Frontier: 1607-1890 at New River Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2013-01-01

Studies the expansion across North America by peoples of Old World descent, the interaction of these settlers with the native nations they encountered, and the effects of this dynamic zone of contact between Old World and New World on American society, values, identity, and character.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

To produce an awareness of the significance of the Frontier in American History, the interaction in the frontier regions between the native peoples and the Euro- and African-Americans intruders, and the causes and consequences of the movement of the frontier westward.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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