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July 2019

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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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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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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August 2019

AHG 660 O8E: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (ONLINE COURSE)

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - August 22 @ 9:30 pm
$424 – $848

After a brief survey of 19th-century American politics and its relationship to the Founding, we will cover all seven Lincoln-Douglas debates, studying one debate per class. We will assess the arguments and rhetoric of both ambitious party leaders and place the debates in the larger context of American political and constitutional history, looking forward to the presidential election of 1860. Besides clarifying Lincoln's thought and political tactics, we will examine Stephen Douglas's role in what remains today the world's oldest…

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