HIST 371: Seminar: New Worlds for All:  Native America from the Pleistocene to the United States

Humans had been transforming the Americas and themselves for over 500 generations before Columbus “discovered” the New World.  This course takes a long view of North American history by placing native people at its center.  Students will read, research, and write about: native histories before European contact; how people of Indian, European, and African descent came together to create new, often violent worlds; and how native people have been written out of U.S. history.  Students will also learn how to research, write, and review a historical research paper.  This is a writing intensive course that meets the “W” requirement.  This course will also require a considerable amount of reading.  There are no exams for this course. [GM1, SS, W] [W] Prof. Zallen