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July 2019

AHG 624 O6A: The American Western (ONLINE COURSE)

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - July 26 @ 9:30 pm
$424 – $848

This course is an intensive study of several classic American Westerns, in both print and film. The American Western reflects something fundamental about both the American mind and the American regime. The Western’s emphasis on courage and self-reliance, for example, arises from that same American character that forms the basis of self-government. The American Western also raises important questions central to American political life, among which are the meaning of justice, equality, and liberty. This course will also address the…

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AHG 505 O6B: The Progressive Era (ONLINE COURSE)

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - July 26 @ 10:30 pm
$424 – $848

The transition to an industrial economy posed many problems for the United States. This course examines those problems and the responses to them that came to be known as progressivism. The course includes the study of World War I as a manifestation of progressive principles. The course emphasizes the political thought of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and their political expression of progressive principles.   Instructors:  Jason Jividen (Saint Vincent College)   Schedule:  Monday through Thursday, 7:15 pm to 10:30 pm ET…

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AHG 510 O6E: Great American Texts – The Federalist (ONLINE COURSE)

July 15 @ 8:00 pm - July 26 @ 11:30 pm
$424 – $848

The Federalist is a complex political work comprised of arguments about war, economics, national unity, and liberty (among other things) based on appeals to human nature, history, reason, and prudence. In this course we will examine and discuss The Federalist as fully and as deeply we can, aiming to understand how (or whether) its parts fit together in a coherent whole and its enduring contribution to our understanding of politics.   Instructors:  S. Adam Seagrave (Arizona State University)   Schedule:  Monday through Thursday, 8:15…

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One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Early Republic hosted by Henry County Schools (McDonough, GA)

July 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

How did Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson variously understand the nature and limits of executive power under the Constitution? Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here Registration for this seminar is CLOSED.

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One Day Seminar: The American Founding, hosted by Lodi Unified School District (Lodi, CA)

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

This seminar will examine the principles of the American Revolution and how they came to define the structure of the American Constitution for the Founding generation. Special focus will be placed on core American political ideals and systems, and the question of how to reconcile these with the institution of slavery. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. You can access digital copies of the materials here…

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AHG 643 O7A: Executive Power and the Constitution (ONLINE COURSE)

July 29 @ 7:00 am - August 9 @ 10:30 pm
$424 – $848

This course will examine the major questions and controversies about executive power under the Constitution. Special attention will be given to emergencies and the rule of law, the war power, the treaty power, and the power to issue executive orders. Students will read primary documents as well as classic and recent works in the field.   Instructors:  J. David Alvis (Wofford College)   Schedule:  Monday through Thursday, 7:15 pm to 10:30 pm ET   Course Materials: Course readings can be found…

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AHG 614 O7A: Contemporary America, 1974-Present (ONLINE COURSE)

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - August 9 @ 9:30 pm
$424 – $848

The 1960s are rightly recognized as a watershed moment in U.S. history, yet the profound and often tumultuous changes of these years had lasting effects. The Civil Rights and women’s movements continued, and they inspired equality campaigns for other Americans (Native Americans, for example). Growing opposition to Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and liberal governing principles in general revitalized conservatism, bringing the Reagan Revolution. American power appeared diminished by the Vietnam War, yet the U.S. remained committed to global leadership. The…

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One Day Seminar: The American Founding, hosted by Del Valle School District (Austin area)

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

This seminar will examine the principles of the American Revolution and how they came to define the structure of the American Constitution for the Founding generation. Special focus will be placed on core American political ideals and systems, and the question of how to reconcile these with the institution of slavery. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. Access program materials here after 1 June 2019. All…

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August 2019

One-Day Seminar: The Federalist Papers and the Debate Over the Constitution, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

August 9 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join area teachers to study the debate over the creation and ratification of the Constitution, with a special focus on Federalist 10, as well as other Federalist and Antifederalist writings. This Seminar will consist of three discussion sessions based entirely in primary documents, facilitated by a university scholar. Teachers will be provided with a digital and physical copy of the reader, a certificate for continuing education hours, lunch, and free access to the USS Midway Museum after the program concludes.…

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