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Continuing Education - Undergraduate Credit

Summer 2015 Credit Courses: History

The most recent syllabi available can be found in our syllabus bank.

online courses iconHistory-on-Hudson: History of the Hudson Valley Region
Dive into a more than 400-year study of “America’s First Great River.” Discover why, where, and how the Hudson River region has had—and continues to have—a vital role in shaping American history and society. The region’s history is examined through a selection of such themes as culture, exploration, art, literature, economics, industry, transportation, international relations, and the environment.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
HIS1450 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Laura Chmielewski
Session III (Intensive): June 8–26

online courses iconAmerican 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.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
HIS3130 / 4 credits
Leandro Benmergui
Session I (intensive): May 18–June 5

online courses iconAfrican 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.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
HIS3615 / 4 credits
George Keteku
Session IV (intensive): July 6–24

**CANCELLED** America in Recent Times
An examination of American society, culture, and politics from World War II to the present. Topics include the Cold War, Vietnam, and the rise of a global order dominated by America; economic development and its social and cultural consequences; movements of the 1960s and their legacy in American politics; and the triumph of conservatism and emergence of a “postliberal” era.
HIS3670 / 4 credits
Joseph Verdicchio
Tues. & Thurs., 1–4:35 p.m.
Session II: June 9–July 23
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated May 28, 2015

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