The History Team’s description of this course reads: The American Studies survey serves a dual function at the Academy. Through a rigorous curriculum, it introduces students to college-level reading, research, and writing skills. Through compelling historical content, it seeks to foster such values as citizenship, patriotism, and stewardship. American history is an unfinished drama, an experiment unlike any that has come before. Through the use of primary documents, quantitative data, and narrative, the course seeks to enlist the students into that experiment by showing them its origins and challenging them to carry it forward into their own time.

This course is a test.