David H. Kleit
Examines special topics in American history.
The American South from the Revolution through the Civil War: This course will explore the history of the American South from the era of the American Revolution through the Civil War, from a successful revolution to one that met defeat. There will be considerable attention to the diversity of people and changes over space and time as the South expanded.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class time will be divided between lecture, small group work analyzing primary documents, and general class discussion.
Class assignments and grading
Two papers of 3 to 4 pages each. Midterm exam and final exam. Regular and careful reading of assigned books. Active participation in class discussion and group work analyzing documents.
Discussion and group work 25% Midterm 20% Final Exam 25% Writing 30%