HIS1000EN - Survey of US History I

Course description

This course will encompass the history of the United States up to 1877. The students will analyize the period of early North American exploration and colonization through the Reconstruction era. Specific emphasis will be placed on the social, cultural, political, and economic evolution of the United States.

How this course benefits students

Creating a new culture and cultural identity requires adapting to the needs of a growing population and a developing culture. As a growing body of immigrants with varying values, there can be times of challenge and uncertainty. This course helps prepare students to understand how the concept of Manifest destiny was a primary guiding force in the creation and growth of the United States.

Why this course is important

The development of a new country is usually broader than our own missional concerns. This course is needed to expand our understanding of the complexities of creating a new country and how God has influenced its direction.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Historical Studies
Educational level
Humanities Distribution
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course develops a biblical perspective of how the Untied States developed initially. Emphasis will be placed on the biblical views of the values and standards of the founding fathers.

Missionally driven

Students will develop an understanding of mission as the development of a new country requires faith.

Contextually informed

This course will allow students to contextualize how the concept of Manifest destiny was a primary guiding force in the creation and growth of the United States.

Interculturally focused

Students will be equipped to think about how Christian values became a part of the initial fabric and community of the United States and how they become a major part of mission.

Practically minded

Students will be better prepared to engage in mission through the discussion of the early history fo the United States.

Experientially transformed

This course requires students to consider their understanding of the United States developed and how mission influenced that.