AMST 0216

Hist of American West

History of the American West
This is a survey of the history of the trans-Mississippi West from colonial contact through the 1980s. It explores how that region became known and understood as the West, and its role and meaning in United States history as a whole. The central themes of this course are conquest and its legacy, especially with regard to the role of the U.S. federal government in the West; human interactions with and perceptions of landscape and environment; social contests among different groups for a right to western resources and over the meanings of western identity; and the role of the West in American popular culture. 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc. (formerly HIST/AMST 0374)
American Studies
Program in American Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
HIST 0216 *
HIST 0374

Sections in Fall 2022

Fall 2022

AMST0216A-F22 Lecture (Morse)
AMST0216X-F22 Discussion (Morse)
AMST0216Y-F22 Discussion (Morse)
AMST0216Z-F22 Discussion (Morse)