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HIST554 - History of the American West

Course Details

Course Code: HIST554 Course ID: 4662 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will explore the history of the trans-Mississippi West from the 16th century to the present. Included will be the numerous historical issues associated with the region, including cultural contact and conflict, economic development, visions and meanings of the West, human interaction with nature and the environment, relationship between western states and the federal government, tourism, the growth of the sunbelt cities, and the shifting nature of race, class, gender, and power in the region. (Recommended Prerequisites: HIST500 and HIST501)





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:A New Significance: Re-Envisioning the History of the American West (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780195100488
Publication Info:Oxford University Press
Author:Milner, Clyde A.
Unit Cost:$6.94
Book Title:The Sagebrush Trail : Western Movies and Twentieth-Century America (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780816531547
Publication Info:University of Arizona Press
Author:Aquila, Richard
Unit Cost:$35.00
Book Title:Contested Eden : California Before the Gold Rush (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780520212749
Publication Info: University of California Press
Author:Gutierrez, R., Orsi, and Gutirrez
Unit Cost:$38.95
Book Title:Power and Place in the North American West (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780295977737
Publication Info:University of Washington Press
Author:White, R., Findlay and Findlay
Unit Cost:$15.99
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.