HIST 57500: The American Frontier

This course offers an examination of the shaping of American identity through the evolution of the frontier, covering early colonial times to the space age. It explores how the frontier concept, along with settlers’ aspirations and challenges, have influenced American character, values, and economic growth. By examining the multifaceted experiences of settlers and their interactions with indigenous populations, the environment, and the challenges of expansion, students will gain insights into the complex narratives that have shaped the United States.

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Term: This is a Summer II course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Summer I and Summer II.

Prerequisite(s): Qualified to teach content area

Purdue University Northwest

Semester: Summer 2024 – Summer II

Instructor: Wendy St. Jean

Graduate Credits: 3

Format: Online Asynchronous

Dates: 6/10/24 – 8/2/24

Graduate Certificate Available: No

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