HIST 153 American Civilization is a survey of the history of the United States from pre-Columbian America to the present. It will explore the political, economic, religious, social, ideological, and artistic influences in the American story. HIST 153 American Civilization is designed to help students develop knowledge of broad areas of history and philosophy of history; an appreciation of the major events and themes in U.S. history and historiography; and skills necessary to read, write, and speak about U.S. history and historical writing.