United States to 1877 Online Course
History 103 is an introduction of the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in United States history from the time Europeans and Africans first contacted the indigenous peoples of North America through Reconstruction.
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $370.08 per credit
Why take United States to 1877 online?
The online course focuses on varied cultural experiences of what has been termed the “American experience.” We examine the effect of contact between peoples of three different continents, and the evolving definitions of freedom and equality. Throughout the online course, we explore early American history from varied perspectives as we examine changing interpretations of what it means to be “American.” The online course assists students in understanding issues arising from different dimensions of diversity in the United States.
Students have 3-9 months to complete 16 lessons. In each lesson students will read, watch author videos, utilize online flashcards, and take quizzes. There are also four sections (units), with each section having a section response and a term paper. Most of the section responses and term papers allow the option of submitting a written paper or a video response. There are no proctored exams in this course.
As Robert A. Heinlein's Lazarus Long said, "A generation which ignores history has no past —and no future."
What are the required texts for this course?
Shi, David Emory. America a Narrative History, Eleventh Edition, Brief. Volume 1/Chapters 1-16.
- ISBN: 978-0-393-66896-4 Paperback
- ISBN: 978-0-393-69615-8 E-book
You may purchase the paperback or the e-book. Norton Publishing has online or downloadable options.available for purchase. The Norton site includes the required InQuizitive online tools.
Two additional readings are provided (free) within the course:
- Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself (orig. 1845).
- Blassingame, John W. "Using the Testimony of Ex-Slaves: Approaches and Problems." The Journal of Southern History 41, no. 4 (1975): 473-92.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
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- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
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Flexible 100% Online Course
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Course information including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.