The History of New York
Prerequisite: readiness for or completion of ENGL 101 or instructor's permission. Recommended background: HIST 201 or 202. A survey of the history of New York from pre-colonial times to the present. Topics include the Native New Yorkers (pre-colonial, colonial, and New York State), Colonial New Netherlands and New York, New York in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, the Erie Canal, New York's reforms (abolition, women's rights, religious, etc.), New York in the Civil War, immigration and migration, and the emergence of New York State in the modern world. Three hours of class per week.