• HIST-3113 American Western Frontier

    A historical study of the western United States from the time of Spanish settlement to the present, focusing on interactions between Europeans and native inhabitants, American western expansion, and the importance of the western American folk culture. Key topics include Spanish conquistadores and missions, the Louisiana Purchase, the Oregon Trail, the Mexican-American War, Indian Wars, and the West in popular culture. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.