Explorations in U.S. History: 1776 to the Present

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Explorations in U.S. History
Fall 2023
Taught By: Amanda Bellows
Section: A

CRN: 15636

Credits: 4

The history of U.S. exploration is far more complex and diverse than the story that has commonly been told. The nation's forgotten explorers include women, African Americans, and indigenous people, individuals who sought to escape from lives conscribed by discrimination and limited opportunities through adventuring. They sought not only to explore unfamiliar regions, but also to gain diplomatic, geographic, anthropologic, military, and environmental knowledge. Explorers tested new technologies and shattered travel records on land, at sea, and in space, traveling far beyond the boundaries of the continental United States. This course provides an expansive look at the history of U.S. exploration and the ways in which explorers' objectives changed over the course of two centuries. Course assignments will include response papers, a midterm writing assignment, and a final essay.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (HIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:24pm EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/14/2023