HIST-322 Pennsylvania History

An examination of the history and government of Pennsylvania. In addition to analyzing political developments and the structure of the state constitution, students consider the experiences of a diverse set of historical actors who co-existed from the colonial period to the late 20th century. The course emphasizes the ways in which these groups interacted, as well as the means by which individuals made sense of such widespread changes as industrialization, demographic shifts and urbanization. Students may not receive credit for both HIST-322 and HIST-324. Prerequisite: 100-level history course or instructor's permission. 4 SH.