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HIST 451. American Families

Credits: 3
Department: History
Description: The family and its relationship to the individual and the community from pre-industrial British colonial America to the late twentieth century.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, identify, read, and analyze primary and secondary sources.
2. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, read, analyze, and discuss family histories from a variety of communities and periods in U.S. History.
3. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, compare life cycles and family dynamics of indigenous people, Europeans, Africans, people of color, and/or immigrants, from various eras in U.S. history from pre-contact to the present.
4. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, identify, study, and analyze genealogical records, including U.S. and state census records, account books, family bibles, letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, and other family records.
5. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, apply historical methods to the study of an individual family over four generations.
6. In a manner suitable for an upper division level course, place their own family for four generations into the historical context of the United States and the world.






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