This course includes the social, political and economic history of New York State from Colonial times through the twentieth century. Topics may vary from semester to semester but will include: The Iroquois and Algonquians, the Dutch and English in Colonial New York, Slavery, the Revolutionary War, the Erie Canal, the Underground Railroad, Women’s Rights, The Shakers, The Mormons, The Abolitionist Movement, The Oneida Community, The Civil War, the Gilded Age, the World Wars and New York after World War II. Special attention is given to regional and Central New York History.
Prerequisite: One of the following courses: HIST 101, HIST 102 or HIST 103 or permission of instructor
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester
This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for American History.
Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 250 and HIST 320