HIST101 History of Bucks County
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History
- I. Course Number and Title
- HIST101 History of Bucks County
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- 2250 minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- A history of the County from colonial times to the present.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
- To introduce the history of Bucks County (one of Pennsylvania’s oldest)
- To survey over three centuries of the experience of the County’s people, from wilderness to suburbia.
- To recognize the uniqueness of Bucks County and how it fits into the broad picture of American History.
- To emphasize the importance of local history to historical understanding.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Bucks County in the Seventeenth Century
- Bucks County in the Eighteenth Century
- Just Before and During the American Revolution
- The Early Federal Period-the Constitutional Era
- The first half of the Nineteenth Century
- The Civil War and After-An Age of Transformation
- The Twentieth Century-An Age of Industrialization, Urbanization and Suburbanization
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:See Course Format
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Class lecture, discussion, guest speakers, written project, and responses
Review/Approval Date -4/99