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Wilton B Fowler
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

Note: This course was formally numbered HSTAA 201. If you have already taken HSTAA 201, do not register for this class. This is an "A" term class.

This is an A Term Class.

This course surveys the history of the United States from colonial times to the recent past. It is designed to give a sense both of the continuity of historical development over nearly four centuries and of the vast changes so conspicuous in that development. Political struggles, race relations, social reforms, war, and foreign policy are among the themes which will be examined.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

There are daily lectures, a fair number of which will be converted into discussion sessions. Faithful attendance and preperation of weekly assignments are essential to success in the course. There will be a midterm and two papers. The third paper and small group discussion grades will constitute the final.


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 Stefanie M Starkovich
Date: 04/15/2004