Eras of History
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Discover the U.S. Constitution
Our Constitution is a remarkable document. It is short, it is only a few paragraphs long and it has withstood the test of time. However, the government of, by, and for the people only works when people understand how it works. Knowing what is in the Constitution and why it is relevant to us today is fundamental to our being able to defend it. This class offers a short and easy guide to understanding the Constitution.
CE-HIST 2122, 3 Tues., Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 6:00-8:00 pm, AAB-310, $75. E Castillo, Jr. #87844
Orphan Train to Destiny
Discover the history of the Orphan Train Era (1853-1929), which saw the largest migration of children in American history. So many orphans were sent to Iowa that it is estimated that one in four Iowans are descendants of orphan train riders. Come unravel the mystery and the truth behind the Orphan Trains! Contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for list of optional books.
CE-HIST 2052, 3 Mon., Nov. 4-18 , 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $75. T Riley. #87347
The History of the Postal Service
Learn how the postal service made use of the various modes of communication and how they are still adapting. Learn about Rowland Hill’s invention of the adhesive postage stamp and how it changed the world. As a bonus, discuss rare stamps and their valuation. Each student will get an album and hundreds of stamps.
CE-HIST 2050, 3 Wed., Oct. 9-23, 6:30-8:30 pm, AAB-305, $75 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). T Riley. #87346
Haunted Legends & Folktales of the Hudson River Valley
Learn the story of some of our most famous haunted legends & folktales of the Hudson Valley. A color(ful) introduction of stories and legends that will thrill and keep one’s interest in why the Hudson Valley is considered one of the most haunted regions of the United States.
CE-LIT 2002, 1 Sat., Oct. 12, 12:30-2:30 pm, AAB-305, $25. L DiMartino. #87521
The Battles of the Civil War
Join us for a series of discussions about the Civil War; each seminar will focus on a specific battle.
Each class meets for 1 Thurs., 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $30 per class. D Fruci.
Civil War Battles: Antietam
The bloodiest day of warfare in American military history! As the Southern forces made their first major offensive into the North, both armies collided in the Maryland countryside. Strategies, personalities, and results will be explored.
CE-HIST 2056VA, Oct. 3. KNC-2, #87579
Civil War Battles: Fredericksburg
Take an in-depth look at the December 1862 battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Examine battle strategies, personalities of the army’s generals, and the results and impact of this major Confederate victory.
CE-HIST 2069VA, Oct. 10, KNC-2. #87580
Civil War Battles: Chancellorsville
We’ll cover the Confederate victory at the battle of Chancellorsville. The army’s strategies, the personalities of their leaders, and the important effects of the battle’s outcome will be discussed. Finally, the importance of Stonewall Jackson’s loss will be studied.
CE-HIST 2070VA, Oct. 17, KNC-3. #87581
Civil War Battles: Gettysburg
This seminar will cover the South’s second major invasion into the North. This three-day battle is considered by many to be the turning point in the war. We will discuss strategies, personalities, and results of this legendary battle in the Pennsylvania countryside.
CE-HIST 2055VA, Oct. 24, KNC-3. #87582
American Icon Series
Join us for a series of discussions about American Icons.
Each class meets for 1 Thurs., 6:00-9:00 pm, GTW-219. $40 per class. D Fruci.
American Icon: The Rise and Fall of George Armstrong Custer
Follow the life of George Armstrong Custer starting with his youth, to his earning a teaching certificate and his acceptance to West Point. Follow his army career through his rise in rank during the Civil War and ending with his demise during the Indian Wars at Little Big Horn.
CE-HIST 2126, Oct. 3, $40. #87857
American Icons: Sitting Bull & Crazy Horse
Discover the life and death of two iconic Native American leaders. Follow their lives as they lead their people in an attempt to keep their lands and culture alive. Learn about their highs and lows in dealing with the Indian Wars as the U.S. forced the Native American culture toward life on the reservation
CE-HIST 2124, Oct. 10, $40. #87855
American Icon: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
An in depth view of the life of Theodore Roosevelt starting with his younger years.Watch him develop into the man who became the youngest president in American history. Along the way, life’s turmoil will help him develop into a conservationist, naturalist, writer, war hero and an American statesman.
CE-HIST 2125, Oct. 17, $40. D Fruci. #87856
American Icon: Richard Clarke and America’s War on Terror
Discover the story of America’s war on terror through the eyes of Richard Clarke. Mr. Clarke served seven presidents and served as the counterterrorism czar for Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Examine his recollections and experiences leading up to September 11, 2001.
CE-HIST 2123, Oct. 24, $40. #87854
China in the 21st Century: Defining a New World Order
In the past sixty-seven years, China has made a phenomenal transformation through a careful blend of capitalism and a centrally planned economy. China’s 2025 technology program and the One Belt, One Road initiative underscores her ambitions for hegemony. Yet, as China takes its place in the modern world, it faces immense difficulties: a growing inequality gap, widespread corruption and rampant pollution provoking mounting calls for political reform. Discuss the future of U.S.-China relations in light of the ongoing conflicts on trade. Examine China’s past and explore its history, philosophies and traditions to understand the underlying forces that explain China today.
CE-POLTC 2014, 4 Tues., Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, AAB-310, $95. J Levey. #87831
The Great Hunger in Ireland and Its Legacy
Between 1845-1852 the population of Ireland was reduced from 8 million people to less than 5 million due to the Irish Famine. Examine its causes and the effects on America, as well as the conquest of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and his imposition of draconian laws which contributed to the famine. Explore the viewpoint of well-known Irish scholars on the Irish Diaspora to Canada, Australia, Europe and America, and the starvation and emigration of millions. Please email instructor at email@example.com for list of optional books.
CE-HIST 2067, 3 Mon., Oct. 7-21, 6:30-8:30 pm, AAB-310, $60. T Riley. #87350