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Germany Since 1866, EUH4462 (Online) - Dr. Daniel E. Miller
Germany since 1866 is an online course that covers the full extent of modern German history. Topics will include German unification, Wilhelmian Germany, First World War, Weimar and Nazi Germany, Second World War, Germany during the Cold War, and Germany since reunification. Students will read a basic text and a few other books, write two short papers, and complete two multiple-choice exams. Dr. Miller, the instructor, is a specialist in Central European history, including the Habsburg Monarchy, and publishes works in Czech and Slovak history between the two world wars
Maritime History, HIS4284 (Online) - Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook
This course examines maritime history from the Age of Discovery to the nineteenth century. Topics include voyages of exploration, early settlement in the New World, wars for empire and the opening of the Pacific. Within these broader discussions are more specialized examinations of the quest for longitude, shipwreck and cannibalism, and the introduction of steam.
Lewis and Clark, Corps of Discovery HIS4990, HIS5990 - Dr. Patrick Moore
For 27 days, a team of undergraduate and graduate students from the University of West Florida Public History Program start out from Pensacola to St. Louis, Missouri. Departing from under the massive Gateway Arch, the "Corps of Discovery" will venture into the West, following in the footsteps of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the rest of the original Corps more than 200 years ago. Along the way we will explore the Missouri River, Sprit Mount, Sgt. Floyd's death site, Mandan Village site, the National Grasslands, Minuteman Missile site, the Badlands, the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Devil's Tower, Little Big Horn, Pompey's Pillar, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, the Gates of the Mountains, the Great Falls, Lolo Pass, Fort Clatsop, Cape Disappointment, Mount St. Helens, Portland, Seattle, and much more! Splitting our time between camping and hotels, the highlight of the trip will be 3 days of white-water rafting down the Salmon and Snake rivers along routs nearly identical to those two centuries ago. Truly an experience of a lifetime!
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Issues in Gender and Diversity, HIS3313 - Dr. Marie Therese Champagne
This six-week, special topics course explores the topics of gender and diversity through the study of two major issues: the history of attitudes and beliefs regarding the inherent nature and value of unborn human life, and the history of anti-semitism, which is the belief in the inherent inferiority and evil of Jews. These two issues will be the two focal points for this course as we study aspects of gender and diversity at different points in western civilization.
The French Revolution and Napoleon, EUH4991 - Dr. Derek Zumbro
The French Revolution and Napoleon course provides students with an extensive understanding of the origins, evolution and consequences of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. Participants in the course will understand why the Revolution occurred and the actions and goals of the major participants, including the fate of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The second half of the semester will examine the life and campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte, to include the successful defeat of most European powers to create a new empire. We will also examine why Britain and Russia prevailed against the Napoleonic Empire's might, and how Bonaparte eventually met his fate at Waterloo. The course concludes with an examination of social, economic and political consequences of the Napoleonic era as well as international events throughout the 19th Century that developed as a consequence of the Revolution.
Medieval Women, EUH4614 - Dr. Marie Thérèse Champagne
Were women and men really that different long ago? Find out by reading the words that women themselves wrote from the third through the fifteenth centuries. Hear the thoughts of an early Christian martyr, Perpetua, in the early third century, as she faces certain suffering and death in the arena. Read about the joys and heartbreaks of a Frankish noblewomen, Dhuoda, in the ninth century, as she learns to accept the loss of her children and the burden of her responsibilities. Find out what it was like to be considered a madwoman, as Margery Kempe discovered in the early 15th century. Explore the world of these individual women and many others from long ago by reading and analyzing their own words. Both male and female students will find these case studies to be fascinating windows into a time very different from our modern world, but also very similar.
The Urban American Experience: Civil Liberties to Civil Rights
This course provides students with an incomparable opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of how, in the Northeastern, Midwestern, and Southern cities, Americans fought for and won their freedoms, ranging from colonial rule to the 20th Century. Following intensive classroom sessions on the UWF campus, throughout July the class travels up the Eastern seaboard, starting with Charleston and working their way up to Williamsburg, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. The class then heads west through upstate New York to Niagara Falls and Detroit before returning to Pensacola through Memphis and other southern cities. Along the way, student travelers learn about and interpret cities and sites relating to American liberties and freedoms, from those guaranteed under the Bill of Rights to more recent struggles, including women's suffrage and the Civil Rights Movement. For more information, contact Dr. Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. View Flyer
Advanced Museology, HIS5087 - Dr. Patrick Moore
Working in tandem with the professional staff at West Florida Preservation Inc., graduate and undergraduate students learn about the complexities of museum operation including not only museum history and interpretive exhibiting techniques, but also philosophy, administration, collections management, ethics, emergency responses, and public responsibility. Following a week of intensive in-class sessions, students then work in groups throughout the summer in both gaining experience in advanced museum operation and creating exhibits for public display. For more information, contact Dr. Moore at email@example.com.
Historic Lighthouse Preservation, HIS6990 - Dr. Steve Belko
The course is a comprehensive survey of all aspects of historic lighthouse preservation including researching the history of historic lighthouses. Guest speakers include Lisa McCann, National Park Service, Northeast Region, Philadelphia; Christine Arato, National Park Service, Southeast Region, Atlanta; Kathy Fleming, Executive Director, St. Augustine Lighthouse; and Fresnel lens restoration expert, Joe Cocking.
*Note: These courses are not offered every semester. If you are interested in taking one of them, please check "Course Search" in MyUWF for the most up-to-date course offerings.