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Featured Course: Public History Methods – Explore Baltimore Heritage

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HIST 411 - Baltimore Heritage

  Baltimore is home to many sites tied to important moments in American history. From the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, which inspired the Star Spangled Banner, to the Edgar Allen Poe house, to the Pratt Street Riot at Camden Yards that lead to the first casualties of the Civil War. This summer, students will have the opportunity to […]

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Featured Course: Selected Topics: Atlantic Revolutions on Film

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HIST 355

  Fears about government being run by an autocrat. Battles over freedom of the press. Concerns about immigration, illegal voting, and foreign influence in politics. Mass resistance movements springing up across the land. Protest marches through city streets. Town hall meetings erupting into shouting matches. Citizens considering one another the enemy, sometimes coming to blows. Acts of terror. The specter […]

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Featured Course: Ancient Science and Technology

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HIST 330

The first recorded observations of comets, solar eclipses and supernovae came from the Chinese. We can thank the Greeks for gears, screws, catapults, and crowbows. The Romans were pioneers in civil engineering and built a highly sophisticated  urban civilization. The ancient Egyptians developed simple machines, such as the ramp, to make the construction process easier (After all, the pyramids weren’t built […]

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Featured Course: First World War

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HIST 306: The First World War

Get your hands dirty and dive deep into American history with HIST 306: the First World War! Students will have the opportunity to explore the origins, nature, and impact of the World War I, with an emphasis on the military, diplomatic, social, scientific, and technological ramifications of the global conflict known as the Great War. This is a great opportunity to better […]

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