BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

History of the American West

HIST 057


$ 156.00

Instructor: Todd R Smith MEd
Credits: 0.50

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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:

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

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.