HST 277 : History of the Oregon Trail
Examines the history of the Oregon Trail including the predecessors of the route, the motivations of the people who used the route, the trail and its variations, life along the trail, and the impact of the migration.
Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Articulate and interpret an understanding of key historical facts and events in the history of westward migration along the Oregon Trail.
- Identify the influence of culturally-based practices, values, and beliefs to analyze how historically-defined meanings of difference affect human behavior.
- Identify and investigate historical theses, evaluate information and its sources, and use appropriate reasoning to construct evidence-based arguments on historical issues.
- Construct a well-organized historical argument using effective, appropriate, and accurate language.
This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/ASOT-B, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAOT.