Dec 10, 2023
HI 231 - Civil War and Reconstruction
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a survey of the causes, course and effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction. It focuses on the political, economic, social and military events of the era.
Fulfills SUNY General Education – American History for students scoring 85 or above on the NYS Regents Exam in U.S. History.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- identify major causes of the Civil War, as well as major battles, leaders, and the specific effects of the war;
- differentiate between proposals to eliminate slavery;
- differentiate between plans to initiate and avoid war;
- differentiate between various proposals for reconstruction;
- compare leadership skills of various political and military leaders;
- explain the plight and roles of slaves and free blacks in the course of the war and reconstruction;
- appraise Lincoln’s application of the founding;
- explain the principles in both the preservation of the union and the freeing of the slaves;
- judge the rationale of the seceding states for leaving the union.
- evaluate the various plans for involving or limiting foreign intervention in the war; and
- compare and contrast the plight and roles of civilian populations in the North and the South during the war.
F/S (N, S)