Investigates the Western United States from the early 16th century to the present. Themes embraced are: Euro-American interactions with Native Americans; extension and escalationof the federal government into the West; exploitation of natural resources; formation of borders and national identities; race, class and gender relations; impact of immigration and emigration; aggression and criminality; and continuing perseverance of Frederick Jackson Turner’s “frontier” myth in American culture. The survey shall comprise an inquiry of period literature. [United States Concentration.
Credit hours: 3.0
Lecture hours: 3.0