History of Michigan and the Great Lakes
This course is a general survey of the historical development of Michigan from the primitive wilderness to the present; growth of certain political, economic, social and cultural institutions which contribute to understanding Michigan and the Great Lakes area today; and emphasis on relating the history of the state to that of both the area and the nation.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a clear, factual understanding of the historical development of the history of Michigan and the Great Lakes.
- Evaluate the human experience as it relates to the historical period covered by the course.
- Analyze the role geography played in the historical period covered by the course.
- Relate the human experience—using history—to contemporary times.
- Analyze historical evidence of the human experience/culture for the period covered by the course.
- Distinguish between historical artifacts and other types of sources concerning history.
- Incorporate historical artifacts and other scholarly sources concerning history into their writing and research.
- Demonstrate digital literacy, especially as it relates to the study of history.
- Compile a summary of the Native American tribes of the region, their patterns of settlement, tribal life and reaction to European explorers and settlers.
- Investigate the economic development and major industries in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.
- Explore how modes of transportation have influenced Michigan's economic development.
- Identify ways in which the history of the Great Lakes must be understood in an international context.
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