American History, 1600-1865



Fall 2013

HIUS 2001

American History, 1600-1865

Elizabeth Varon

This introductory survey course is designed both for prospective majors and non-majors. It will trace the relationships between social, economic, and religious change and the development of American political institutions. There will be two 75-minute lectures and a mandatory discussion section each week. The primary text for the course is Norton, et al., A People and a Nation, ninth edition. In addition, there will be supplementary readings from primary sources (sources written by figures in the past that describe their experiences or views). Readings will average 100 pages a week.  Grades will be based on class participation and on three written assignments: a midterm exam; an 8-10 page term paper; and a comprehensive, take-home final examination.



Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904



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