HIST 220 American History and Community Service

3 credits, Spring

Explores the question “Who are we as Americans?” through a survey of US history in conjunction with a service project in a nonprofit organization. The course topic may rotate occasionally, focusing on one aspect of national identity and perception, for example, the urban present vs. our rural past. In the classroom, students trace the semester’s theme over time and in the field complete a service project, reflect upon their experience in light of their academic learning, and use this experience to deepen their understanding of U.S. history.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 152 or equivalent

General Education: Humanities