Cross Listed as HIST157
The collision of cultures and peoples in colonial North America created a New World that demanded new forms of political leadership. This course explores the history of leadership from the colonial era to the Civil War through the study of consequential individuals whose actions shaped seminal moments in American history. The course opens with Powhatan, whose Native American empire spanned the East Coast of North America, and John Smith, who confronted this Indian empire as he tried to establish England's first toehold in the New World. It ends with Abraham Lincoln, who tried to keep together a nation that Jefferson Davis aimed to destroy. In between, the course will explore colonial leaders like John Winthrop, African American leaders like Gabriel Prosser and James Forten, presidents like George Washington and Andrew Jackson, advocates for women's rights like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and others. Through the study of these individuals, students will have a deeper appreciation of how historical processes shaped leaders--and how leaders have shaped history.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation (15%), weekly writing assignment (5%), class presentation (5%), three five-page essay assignments (each 15%), and a final project (30%)
Enrollment Preference: enrollment preference will be given to first-year students and then to sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar.
Material and Lab Fees:
Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada,HIST Group G Electives - Premodern,LEAD American Domestic Leadership,LEAD Facets or Domains of Leadership
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15-19
Class Number: 3495
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