Dec 10, 2023  
Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Course Outcomes
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)