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David H. Kleit
HSTAA 290
Seattle Campus

Topics in American History

Examines special topics in American history.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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%


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 David H. Kleit
Date: 01/19/2006