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Course Details

Course Code: HIST657 Course ID: 2659 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is an analysis of the conditions existing in the United States in the first half of the 19th century. The course focuses on the political, cultural/social, economic, security, leadership, and other issues that played roles in starting and shaping the Civil War. Students will analyze the issues in the context of war and peace to determine whether or not such conflicts as civil wars can be avoided prior to their inception.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:Political Crisis of the 1850s
Publication Info:W.W. Norton
Author:Holt, Michael F
Unit Cost:$27.13
Book Title:Half Slave and Half Free : The Roots of Civil War
Publication Info:Hill and Wang
Author:Bruce Levine
Unit Cost:$18.35
Book Title:Road to Disunion : Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854, Volume 1 - Road to Disunion : Secessionists at Bay - eBook available in the APUS Online library
Publication Info:Oxford University Press Lib
Author:Freehling, William W.
Unit Cost:$31.35

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.