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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

American Civil War Concentration

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Degree Type Offered: Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

HIST-201 History of the United States to 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The United States from settlement to Reconstruction. Major themes include the development of a new society, evolution of democratic behavior, and the growth of sectionalism. Includes both social and political approaches.

HIST-268 The Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Studies the experience of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, causes of the war, campaigns of 1862 and 1864, and the home front, including the burning, conscientious objectors, slavery, and shortages. Examines a variety of large trends, including race, gender, and religion.

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books, supplemented by lectures, films, and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict, gender, nationalism, religion, Reconstruction, memory, military history, and, especially, race, all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite: HIST-201 Offered alternate years

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics, race relations, and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Offered alternate years