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 2021

Taught By: Amanda Bellows

Section: A

CRN: 11483

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 (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 10:35am 12/1/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 601

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021