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July 2019

AHG 510 4C: Great American Texts – Ralph Ellison

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) is the great American novel about race, perhaps even the great American novel. It considers and affirms the principle—that "mysterious binding force"—that holds us together as a people and that is tied to our own history. In doing so it raises all the important political questions about equality, freedom, rights and justice; the legacy of slavery and white supremacy, our "human and absurd diversity." The novel's deliberate attempt, in Ellison's words, "to return…

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AHG 611 4A: The American Way of War

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio The course examines how Americans have used military force, focusing on the relationship between civilian and military leaders, characteristic strategic approaches, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices.   Instructors:  William Atto (University of Dallas) and Thomas Bruscino (United States Army War College)   Course Materials: Syllabus and course readings can be found on Blackboard     Tuition: Audit (25 in-service hours): $578 Graduate credit (2 semester hours): $1,156   Room & Board: Double-occupancy…

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AHG 621 4A: Race and Equality in America

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course explores the history of black Americans as they strove to secure their dignity as human beings, and rights as American citizens, in the face of racial prejudice. Students will examine the writings of leading black intellectuals and activists about human equality, slavery, self-government, the rule of law, emancipation, colonization, and citizenship. The course will also review laws, constitutional amendments, court cases, and social criticism addressing civil and political rights in America.   Instructors:  Sarah…

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AHG 633 4A: The American Presidency II – Johnson to the Present

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course is an examination of the political and constitutional development of the office of president from Reconstruction to the present. It focuses on how changing conceptions of the presidency have shaped American political life in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially as America has become a global power.   Instructors:  Jeremy D. Bailey (University of Houston) and Marc K. Landy (Boston College)   Course Materials: Syllabus and course readings can be found on Blackboard    Tuition: Audit (25…

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AHG 613 4A: Postwar America, 1945-1973

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio An examination of the United States during the three decades following the Second World War. The social, economic, political, and diplomatic development of the country is stressed with a thematic emphasis. This course will include a Reacting to the Past simulation.   Instructors:  John E. Moser (Ashland University)   Course Materials: Syllabus and course readings can be found on Blackboard     Tuition: Audit (25 in-service hours): $578 Graduate credit (2 semester hours): $1,156   Room & Board:…

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AHG 680 4HL: The World Wars in American History and Literature

July 14 - July 19
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course examines the two wars that shaped and reshaped the American experience of the 20th century. Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, the course will look at both the battlefield and domestic experience of the war, as well as the issues of civil-military relations, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices. It will consider historical and literary texts such as Wilson’s War Message and Fourteen Points; an African-American soldier’s…

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The World Wars in American History and Literature

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - July 19 @ 3:30 pm
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio This course examines the two wars that shaped and reshaped the American experience of the 20th century. Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, the course will look at both the battlefield and domestic experience of the war, as well as the issues of civil-military relations, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices. It will consider historical and literary texts such as Wilson’s War Message and Fourteen Points; an African-American soldier’s…

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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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