Class Program
Credits 4
This course aims to provide students with a functional knowledge of Ohio history, tracing developments from the ancient Indian civilizations of North America to the post-industrial era of the late twentieth century. The class will examine the dramatic economic transformation of Ohio, exploring how a land of nomadic hunter-gatherers successively transformed into a frontier economy, a market society, an industrial powerhouse, and finally a post-industrial landscape. The course will approach Ohio as a zone of cultural interchange, a place throughout history where different peoples, communities, and cultures have come into contact and conflict.