The focus of the course is on those trends, movements and leaders that have sought to give voice and power to the traditionally voiceless and powerless segments of American society. Movements that have fought to eliminate or reduce inequality based on class, gender and race and to realize the “American Dream” are studied. The history […]
The course examines major social, cultural, political and technological events, trends and movements in the world during the twentieth century. Topics covered include: Russian Revolution, Communism, World Wars I and II, industrial and technological advances and trends, the demise of colonialism, the Cold War, the Middle East, Vietnam, social and cultural trends in the 1950’s […]
This survey course covers the historical development of various representative world cultures and civilizations from approximately 1500 to the present. Areas covered include: European expansion and conquest; the development of the “modern” political and economic systems; the rise and fall of “empires”; the Industrial Revolution; the Enlightenment and its influence; the development of the modern […]
This survey course covers the historical development of various representative world cultures and civilizations until approximately 1500. Areas covered include: human evolution and migration out of Africa, prehistoric human cultures, the Agricultural Revolutions in the Old and New Worlds, the major “Cradles of Civilization”: Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Mesoamerica, and the Andes, human technical developments, […]
This course covers the historical development of Latin American/Hispanic culture and civilization from the PreColumbian period until the present. Topics will include: the geography and culture of Latin America; Native American cultures and civilizations in the region; the Spanish and Portuguese conquests; the Spanish colonial economy, society, and politics; Latin American independence movements and wars; […]
This course examines major social, cultural, political, and technological events, trends, and movements in New Hampshire, from the time before the glaciers to today. Topics covered include: geology and geography of New Hampshire, the original inhabitants, European arrival, New Hampshire’s role in the shaping of America and the world. Special attention will be given to […]
This course is a multicultural survey of women’s roles, experiences and contributions to American society and culture from 1600 to the present. Topics included will be colonial women and domestic work; witchcraft persecutions; women as masters and slaves; women reformers; the suffrage and woman’s rights movement; women and war; women’s physical and mental health; women […]
This survey, from approximately 1865 to the present, examines the development of American civilization, institutions and culture during this period. The course’s approach to American history is a “holistic” one that explores the social, cultural, philosophical, political and economic aspects of that history.
This survey, from the “Age of Exploration” until approximately 1865, examines the development of American civilization, institutions and cultures during this period. The course’s approach to American history is a “holistic” one that explores the social, cultural, philosophical, political and economic aspects of that history.