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American Civil War Concentration

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

The United States from settlement to Reconstruction. Major themes include the development of a new society evolution of democratic behavior and the growth of sectionalism. Includes both social and political approaches.

Unit(s): 3

Studies the experience of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War causes of the war campaigns of 1862 and 1864 and the home front including the burning conscientious objectors slavery and shortages. Examines a variety of large trends including race gender and religion. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 40

Unit(s): 3

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books supplemented by lectures films and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict gender nationalism religion Reconstruction memory military history and especially race all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Alternate years offered 2015-2016 Prerequisite HIST 201

Unit(s): 3

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics race relations and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

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Dr. Brandon Marsh, Department Chair