HIST 410 (01) - Historic Survey of American Civilization

Historic Survey Amer Civiliztn

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   40  
CRN: 56799
Topical survey, within broad chronological divisions, of the development of American civilization since 1600. Students may take the course up to two times as long as the topic for the two courses is different. Course meets the History major requirement for Group 1.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 410H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Raymond Dinsmore

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 304
Final Exam 5/15/2024 5/15/2024 W 1:00pm - 3:00pm HORT 304
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Modern African American History: The Cost of Liberty


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