In 1938 FDR told the American people, "The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over its government." (April 14, 1938)  With this in mind, all students should have a sense of current events on the national and international level.  I suggest the following links for a diverse perspective: BBC, Aljazeera, Asia Times, New York Times, Times of London, CNN, FOXNews.

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For Fall 2017 my office hours are: Monday and Wednesday 11-12; 1:30-3:30; Tuesday 2:30-5, Thursday 9:30-1, or by appointment.

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Fall 2017 


HIS 2301-20 World History to 1648 in EJW B26 @ 10 MW

Lecture Topic & Reading Schedule
Interactions in the Ancient Near East Chart
Roman Republican Values Chart
VoiceThread Signup

HIS 3342-40 Era of the Crusades in EJW B26 @ 7pm Tuesday

Lecture Topic and Reading Schedule
Book Review Format
Midterm Essay
Final Essay

HIS 3380-01 Introduction to Historical Methods in EJW B26 @ 12 MW

Class Topic & Reading Schedule
Writing Guides: Film, Book, Research
Keith Jenkins "What is History?"
iRead worksheet

HIS 4340-01 Modern Latin America in McF 205 @ 1:30 Thursday

Reading Schedule
First Part of Independence Docs
Brazil (Slavery and Vargas) Docs
Midterm Essay
Final Essay

HUM 2340-07 The Human Experience in PUMC 219B @ 5:30 Tue/Thurs

            Course Schedule
            Values-Analysis Guide