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HST 320 – History of Michigan

Taught by: Dr. Roger Rosentreter – Few states can boast a past as rich as Michigan’s. In the early 17th century, French explorers, fur traders and missionaries arrived in the Great Lakes. For the next 150 years, the French established…

HST 304 – The American Civil War

Taught by: Thomas Summerhill and Dean Rehberger – The course provides an intensive study of the causes, conduct, and consequences of the American Civil War. Students will examine the underlying sectional conflict over slavery, freedom, and nationality, the military and political…

HST 203 – US History since 1876

Taught by: Tim Retzloff This class traces the patterns of American society after the Civil War and through the 20th century. In doing the coursework, you’ll encounter many of the well-known historical figures from high school and college history classes. You’ll…

HST 250 – History of the Digital Age

Taught by: Brandon Locke – Computers are ubiquitous.  Whether we are in our cars, our planes, our houses, our hospitals, or our classrooms, computers are now part of the infrastructure of everyday life.  How and why did this come about?  In…

HST 328 – Modern U.S. Military History

Taught by: Dr. Roger Rosentreter – The 20th Century is filled with struggles for freedom. Beginning with the Philippine Insurrection of 1899-1902, this course traces the 20th century experiences of the U.S. Armed Forces. Stops along the way include Belleau-Woods…

HST 329 – College Sports History in the US

Taught by: Dr. Juan Javier Pescador – This class will introduce students to the major historical transformations in intercollegiate athletic competitions from their origins in the U.S. nineteenth century to present times. The course will analyze the evolution of College…

HST 395 – A Social History of War

Taught by: Dr. Ben Smith – Over the last hundred years, between 150 and 200 million people have lost their lives during armed conflicts.  According to the most recent statistics, around 33 million have been military casualties, and around 170…