This course covers the role of the West in the development of the United States. The discussion begins with exploration and colonization; moves to Texas and Oregon, the mining frontier, the cowboy, the farming frontier, and the impact of the military; and concludes with the continuing challenges of the American West. The course also explores the geography and the people that live there.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: Exploration and Colonization of the American West
Unit 2: Texas and Oregon
Unit 3: The Mining Frontier
Unit 4: The Cowboy
Unit 5: The Farming Frontier
Unit 6: The Impact of the Military
Unit 7: Continuing Challenges of the American West