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Fall 2013 Credit Courses: History

American History and Society Through Music
A narrative survey of U.S. history from the colonial period to the present through an exploration of its musical history. The course investigates America’s fundamental principles of politics, its primary social issues, and its wealth of aesthetic musical initiatives. Students examine the unity, diversity, originality, and adaptability of significant political, social, and musical institutions.
HIS3130 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Edmund Cionek
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Empire City: A History of New York City
An introduction to the history and culture of New York City. New York’s colonial origins, its critical role in the American Revolution, and its 19th-century ethnic and social conflicts are studied. Secondly, the evolution of the city’s dynamic growth in the 20th century and the impact of 9/11 are examined. Lastly, the image of New York City as portrayed in literature and film is explored.
HIS3265 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Joseph Verdicchio
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 25–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Vietnam and Modern America
Decades after its end, the legacy of the Vietnam war—America’s longest war and a defining episode in its history—is still felt and hotly debated. Using documents, memoirs, fiction, poetry, song, and film, this course explores the war’s origins, development, ultimate conclusion, and aftermath, while paying special attention to those who experienced it both “in country” and at home.
HIS3269 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Joseph Verdicchio
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 27–Dec. 17
Room: Refer to the online schedule

small star iconNEW! The Americas Before 1492
An exploration of Native American life before 1492, using books, documentaries, and films. Topics include the rise and fall of native cultures in the Americas, commerce, politics, economics, agriculture, and urbanization. The focus is on institutions, values, and interrelationships among people across the Americas, and the accomplishments and influences of individual civilizations on the history of the Americas. Offered at the Rockland extension site.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
HIS3415 / 4 credits
Kenneth Brumbaugh
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 3–Dec. 17
Room: TBA

African History
This study of African history addresses the continent’s geography and how it has affected Africa’s place in history, the rise and fall of civilizations, Islamic/Arab influences, European colonization, independence movements, and current challenges. In particular, students examine the slave trade and its effects on African societies, colonial domination, and the rise of nationalist movements.
HIS3615 / 4 credits
George Keteku
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Posted April 14, 2014

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