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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 2390 - The History of Michigan

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

A general survey of the historical development of Michigan from the primitive wilderness to the present. The growth of the cultural, economic, political, and social institutions which enhance understanding of Michigan will be studied.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the geology, geography, and peoples that formed Michigan.


  1. Explain and analyze the relationship of the physical environment of Michigan to its cultural development.
  2. Explain and analyze the contributions of the French and British to the history of Michigan.
  3. Explain and analyze the immigration patterns of Michigan and their relationship to the development of Michigan.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the economic, cultural, and political forces that influenced Michigan’s history.


  1. Explain and analyze Michigan’s entrance into the nation and its role in the Civil War.
  2. Explain and analyze Michigan’s economic evolution and business cycles including: fur trade, farming, lumber, mining, manufacturing, transportation, and automobile industries.
  3. Explain and analyze Michigan’s politics from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
  4. Explain and analyze the role Michigan played in the world wars of the 20th century.
  5. Explain and analyze of The Great Depression in molding Michigan’s history and culture.
  6. Explain and analyze post World War II Michigan and its contemporary culture.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Colonial Developments
    1. Introduction to class
    2. Michigan before the Europeans
    3. The French Period
    4. Rule Britannia
  2. Life in the Territory
    1. Exam One In Class
    2. Troubled Waters
    3. A Beacon in the Night
    4. Michigan in the Civil War
  3. Early Industrial Phase
    1. Boom and Bust
    2. Exam Two In Class
    3. The Automobile in Michigan
    4. The Winds of Change
  4. 4. Modern Industrial State
    1. A Second Beacon in the Night
    2. Change and turmoil and improvement?
    3. Looking to the Future
    4. Exam Three in Class

Primary Faculty
Broyles, Michael
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Williams-Chehmani, Angie
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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