American West


This course studies the West as frontier and as region, in transit from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific, from the 17th century to the present.


What you can learn.

  • Understand the evolution of Western history as field of study
  • Identify and compare various historical methods for studying the American West
  • Understand the “American West” as a human and political construct

About this course:

Study of West as frontier and as region, in transit from Atlantic seaboard to Pacific, from 17th century to present. Transferable for UC credit.

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