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Brian G. Casserly
HSTAA 101
Seattle Campus

Survey of the History of the United States

Supplies the knowledge of American history that any intelligent and educated American citizen should have. Objective is to make the student aware of his or her heritage of the past and more intelligently conscious of the present.

Class description

Covers major developments in U.S. history from European settlement to early in the 21st century.

Student learning goals

Develop skills in critical thinking

Develop skills in writing

Understand some of the main themes and developments in U.S. history.

General method of instruction

Lecture, discussion, readings, movies.

Recommended preparation

College level writing skills.

Class assignments and grading

Details (subject to change before the start of the quarter) will be provided in the class syllabus but the assignments are likely to include one short paper and a longer research paper, a midterm and final exam, and regular participation in discussion sections. Regular attendance at class and diligent completion of readings and assignments are essential for success in this class.

Details in class syllabus


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Brian G. Casserly
Date: 02/11/2011