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
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To introduce the history of Bucks County (one of Pennsylvania's oldest)
    2. To survey over three centuries of the experience of the County's people, from wilderness to suburbia.
    3. To recognize the uniqueness of Bucks County and how it fits into the broad picture of American History.
    4. To emphasize the importance of local history to historical understanding.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Bucks County in the Seventeenth Century
    2. Bucks County in the Eighteenth Century
    3. Just Before and During the American Revolution
    4. The Early Federal Period-the Constitutional Era
    5. The first half of the Nineteenth Century
    6. The Civil War and After-An Age of Transformation
    7. The Twentieth Century-An Age of Industrialization, Urbanization and Suburbanization
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. 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