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Summer 2016 Credit Courses: History

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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 (3-Week Intensive): June 13–July 1

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
Noncredit option: $625
Leandro Benmergui
Session I (3-Week Intensive): May 23–June 10

The Mediterranean Origins of Western Culture
Examines the main historical events in the Mediterranean area from late antiquity through the Renaissance. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam were born here, and the diverse peoples and cultures around its shores competed for intellectual and political dominance. These interactions resulted in the legacy of beliefs and institutions at the core of Western culture, including some issues still unresolved today.
HIS3150 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Joseph Verdicchio
Tues. & Thurs., 1–4:35 p.m.
Session II: June 14–July 28
Room: Refer to the online schedule

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
Noncredit option: $625
George Keteku
Session IV (3-Week Intensive): July 11–29

Posted Feb. 9, 2016

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