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America in World Civilization II

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses, Summer College

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  The American Civ sequence examines America as a contested idea and a contested place by reading and writing about a wide array of primary sources. In the process, students gain a new sense of historical awareness and of the making of America. The course is designed both for history majors and non-majors who want to deepen their understanding of the nation's history, encounter some enlightening and provocative voices from the past, and develop the qualitative methodology of historical thinking. 

The nineteenth-century segment of America in World Civilizations asks: What happens when democracy confronts inequality? We focus on themes that include indigenous-US relations; religious revivalism and reform; slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation; the intersection between women’s rights and antislavery movements; the development of industrial capitalism; urbanism and social inequality.

Course Considerations

It is recommended that students take this course in chronological sequence: HIST 13500-13600 (I and II) or HIST 13600-13700 (II and III).

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses
Summer College

Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 09

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Amy Stanley

Academic Interest

Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)

Class Specifics

Course Code

HIST 13600 91

Class Day(s)

Tues Wed Thurs

Class Duration (CST)


3:30 P.M.


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks