HIST-260 History of Michigan
Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0.
A survey of Michigans history from prehistoric times to the present day. The social economic and political growth of the state will be studied often in relation to the history of the United States.
1. Analyze the development of native culture and society in the Great Lakes region.
2. Evaluate the causes and consequences of French colonization in the Great Lakes region as well as the effects of intercolonial conflict on the region and native inhabitants.
3. Evaluate the political, social, cultural, and economic development of the region under territorial government, including the fur, lumber, and mining industries.
4. Evaluate the causes and consequences of Michigan’s statehood on the region and within the context of national politics and economics.
5. Analyze Michigan’s role in sectional conflict during the antebellum period and the Civil War.
6. Analyze the causes and consequences of industrialization on Michigan.
7. Evaluate Michigan’s political, social, cultural, and economic development during the progressive era and Great Migration.
8. Evaluate the national political and economic context of 20th century labor activism in Michigan.
9. Analyze Michigan’s role in the Second World War and the political, social, and economic development of the state during the post-war economic boom.
10. Evaluate the roots of deindustrialization and suburbanization and its political, cultural, social, and economic effects.
11. Evaluate the development of the Great Lakes Region’s natural environment and the relationship between the natural environment and human activity.
12. Analyze a variety of primary and secondary historical sources.