4 credits Explores United States history and culture from indigenous times to the present. HST 250 begins with indigenous life and culture before European contact and ends with the Civil War and Reconstruction. HST 251 begins with the rise of big business and examines major themes in U.S. history through the present. Course methods include lecture and discussion of readings and videos. Approved for University Studies (Explorations Strand F–Social Science). Grade mode designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule.