NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 04, 2024  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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HIST 1251 - Wyoming History

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.

Credits: 3

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:

  1. 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
  2. Analyze the role played by the federal government in Wyoming’s economy and politics
  3. Discuss the role played by various ethnic groups in the state’s history
  4. Explain the impact of Wyoming’s historic boom and bust economy
  5. Express how Wyoming’s self-image, culture, economy and society developed within Wyoming as well as from outside forces.

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