The course presents an in-depth survey of the development of the United States from the time of exploration to the present. Instruction focuses on the historical development of the United States from continental, colonial beginnings to the present with special emphasis given to the identification of significant people, events, issues/controversies, political, economic, social, and geographical developments that have shaped the American culture and established the United States’ place in the world. Students are expected to complete individual and collaborative assignments/projects.
Students must concurrently enroll in this course with Illinois Central College (ICC) for credit in HIST 201 and HIST 202. Students must have an ACT reading score of 18 or higher to qualify. Students may also qualify by taking the ICC Accuplacer reading test by May 1st. Students must be officially enrolled and pay the $150.00 ICC dual credit tuition fee to PND through FACTS. Students must complete an online application with ICC. Students must provide their counselor with Accuplacer reading test results or ACT reading score test results. Students must transfer dual credit from ICC by sending an ICC transcript to their college of choice when students are enrolling in another university or college. Dual credit is not indicated on a Peoria Notre Dame Transcript. Students may sit for the AP exam, however student transcripts will not indicate that this is an AP course because it is considered to be a college level course.