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.

My office is located in PUMC, room 244, phone 817-531-4913. 
For Spring 2018 my office hours are: Monday and Wednesday 9-12 and 2-3; Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5:30, or by appointment.

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Spring 2018 


HIS 2303-01 World History from 1648 in PUMC 123 @ 12 MW

Lecture Topic & Reading Schedule
Machiavelli Assignment
Book Review Format
Social Contract Chart
French Revolution Chart

HIS 2324-05 Modern US History in PUMC 125 @ 1:30 Thu/Thurs

Lecture Topic and Reading Schedule
Essay Question Sheet
iRead worksheet (exercise for 1/23 class)

HIS 4320-01 Memory, Story Telling and Oral History in EJW B26 @ 7pm Thursday

Class Topic & Reading Schedule
Book Review Format

HIS 4399-40 Twentieth Century World History in EJW B26 @ 7pm Tuesday

Class Topic & Reading Schedule
Significant Event Assignment
Midterm Take-home Exam
Final Take-home Exam