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Cool Classes

All history classes are cool, of course; don't get me wrong. But some classes take it up a notch. These are our Topics classes, numbered HIST 355.

Recent topics classes have been wildly popular.


South Africa: Apartheid and After

Dawn Pleas-BaileyFor South Africa: Apartheid and After, we teamed up with Dawn Pleas-Bailey, who was inspired by her travel to South Africa to help us offer the class. Students in the class raised money to help fund the creation of a new library in South Africa through Books for Africa (www.booksforafrica.org).

 


Pirates!

Jinx Jolly RogerIn Pirates! (yes, the title has an exclamation point) the students in the class actually raided another class! They commandeered a Chemistry lab, took over the PowerPoint slideshow, and taught a short unit on the history of pirates, flash-mob style.


Other topics classes in the works: Fall of 2014 is the 100-year anniversary of World War I, so we're planning a course on the leadup to World War I and its legacy.

Along the lines of Pirates!, a Vikings! topics course is in the works.

Stay tuned...

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