BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

History of the American West

HIST 057

Paper Course

$ 163.00

Instructor: Todd R Smith MEd
Credits: 0.50

Course Currently Unavailable


This course covers the role of the West in the development of the United States. The discussion begins with exploration and colonization; moves to Texas and Oregon, the mining frontier, the cowboy, the farming frontier, and the impact of the military; and concludes with the continuing challenges of the American West. The course also explores the geography and the people that live there.

Course Content:

1. Exploration and Colonization of the American West
2. Texas and Oregon
3. The Mining Frontier
4. The Cowboy
5. The Farming Frontier
6. The impact of the Military
7. Continuing Challenges of the American West

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.