HIST6344 Civil War

Course Description

Historical literature relating to major developments and problems in some aspects of the American Civil War.

This course will be an in-depth study of the Civil War, its military, political, economic and social aspects, along with an exploration of the consequences of this titanic struggle. The goal of this course is to allow you to understand how the conflict evolved and developed, changing the United States into the nation that it is today, and how the legacy of the War and Reconstruction still affect us to this day.

Course Credits: 3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the outbreak of the war, dealing with the political, social, and economic forces that brought on this conflict. Moreover, students will learn the what made this war such a turning point in American history and why the outcome of this war is still being felt today.
  • Develop an ability to make sense of the past by reconstructing causal patterns, identifying trends, and making informed comparisons between different historical cases as well as to grasp the influence of varied and complex historical factors on the lives of individuals in societies.
  • Develop competency in critical thinking, the ability to evaluate a position of an argument, and competency in written communication.