HIS 352 - American West (3)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission.
In this survey of the American West, students examine the major themes of conquest, migration, water, agriculture, urbanization, government, myth, race, region, class, and gender, with special emphases on the Great Plains region and environmental history. Students will gain a deeper understanding of social, racial and cultural diversity in the West, with emphasis on Native American "Indian" cultures. Students also will gain a deeper understanding of the significance of region and the environment as forces in history and the West as a source of themes in U.S. history.



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