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Winterim 2020

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HIS211 - New York State History

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys the development of the peoples of New York state from pre-history to the present. Focuses on the contributions diverse groups and individuals have made to political, social, economic and cultural fabric of New York State, and through this to the United States and global community. Introduces techniques of historical research and critical writing about the history of New York State. Prerequisite: HIS 203 or HIS 204 or a grade of 85 or better on the New York State Regents American history and government examination.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Discuss various events in New York State history with an emphasis on the historical narrative.
2. Explain how the common institutions in American society impact various groups in New York State.
3.Analyze the connection between global forces and developments within New York State.
4.Evaluate the impact of industrialization on the development of the New York.
5.Analyze the impact of social movements at the local and state level in New York.
6.Analyze how patterns of immigration have influenced the settlement of New York.
7.Interpret periods of New York State history for their political, economic and social impact.
8.Discuss the role of Native American groups on the development of New York.
9.Analyze the societal impact of the civil rights movement in New York State.
10.Compare and contrast the development of geographic regions of New York state.
11. Interpret various primary sources in New York State history.
12. Assess multiple types of historical evidence related to New York State to formulate an informed response.


Effective Term: Fall 2019