Middlebury

HIST 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. (formerly HIST/AMST 0374) 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:
AMST 0216
HIST 0374

Sections

Fall 2024

HIST0216A-F24 Lecture
HIST0216X-F24 Discussion
HIST0216Y-F24 Discussion
HIST0216Z-F24 Discussion

Fall 2022

HIST0216A-F22 Lecture (Morse)
HIST0216X-F22 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Y-F22 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Z-F22 Discussion (Morse)

Fall 2018

HIST0216A-F18 Lecture (Morse)
HIST0216X-F18 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Y-F18 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Z-F18 Discussion (Morse)

Spring 2017

HIST0216A-S17 Lecture (Morse)
HIST0216Y-S17 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Z-S17 Discussion (Morse)

Fall 2015

HIST0216A-F15 Lecture (Morse)
HIST0216X-F15 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Y-F15 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Z-F15 Discussion (Morse)

Spring 2013

HIST0216A-S13 Lecture (Morse)
HIST0216X-S13 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Y-S13 Discussion (Morse)
HIST0216Z-S13 Discussion (Morse)

Spring 2012

HIST0216A-S12 Lecture (Morse)