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HIS 266 - The Civil War

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
The Civil War was a formative event in American’s history. This course examines the central causes that led to secession and a detailed examination of the conflict and the immediate aftermath of the war from a social, military, political, and economic perspective.
Competencies
  1. Grasp the political, social, and economic realities of the Civil War, in both the North and the South
  2. Know the chronology of the key events in the Civil War
  3. Understand the Civil War in the context of the history of warfare; it was the bloodiest of all wars, the first of the modern wars, and the last of the old fashioned wars
  4. Comprehend that the causes of the Civil War are a matter of debate
  5. Appreciate that the Civil War was a turning point in American history that has shaped the American character and helped to mold political, economic, and social institutions
  6. Realize that the Civil War left numerous issues unresolved, many which will continue to challenge the nation into the 21st century
  7. Compare and contrast the political systems of the 19th and 20th centuries with regard to centralization, size complexity, etc



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