HIST 1251 - History of Wyoming
This course is a survey course which encourages an understanding of Wyoming history and Wyoming’s relationship within the west, as well as to the rest of the nation. The class will begin with a study of the first people in Wyoming and then move on through to the 20th Century. This broad survey will include a discussion of the various ethnic groups who influenced Wyoming’s history, as well as discussion of Wyoming’s unique environment, economy, culture, social structure and self- image. An important component of the class will be a discussion of the Wyoming and The U.S. constitutions and how those documents have influenced Wyoming history.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: US and Wyoming Constitutions
Comments: This course fulfills the same requirement at UW.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of HIST 1251, History of Wyoming, the student will:
- Explain the relationship between state constitutions and the U.S. Constitution as well as demonstrate an understanding of the unique components of the Wyoming Constitution
- Analyze the role played by the federal government in Wyoming’s economy and politics
- Discuss the role played by various ethnic groups in the state’s history
- Explain the impact of Wyoming’s historic boom and bust economy
- Express how Wyoming’s self-image, culture, economy and society developed within Wyoming as well as from outside forces.
PO#1 Acquire basic factual historical knowledge
PO#2 Reconstruct accurate historical sequences
PO#3 Analyze basic historical phenomena.
PO#4 Evaluate various historical perspectives
PO#5 Critique historical conflicts.
PO#6 Discriminate between viewpoints and sources.
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