HIS 100-A American Family History

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Course Details

  • Online
  • 8 Weeks | May 30 - July 21
  • 3 Credits | Cost: $1377.00
  • Online Registration | April 3 – May 22
  • Online Payment Due | May 2 – May 22

Course Description

This seminar focuses on the changing American family, its myths and realities, and places it in historical, cultural, economic, and philosophic contexts. What are the consequences of the many illusions and fallacies that Americans have generated around family life? Frequent short writing assignments, multimedia blogging, and archival labs based on primary sources will be part of the fabric of this course, which will conclude with making digital stories, short films based on individual family history.

Additional Information

  • Fulfills the History Cornerstone General Education Requirement.
  • Faculty will contact all students after the May 22 registration deadline with course instructions. Students should expect to dedicate approximately 17 hours of course related work per week.

Course Instructor

Todd Gernes

Associate Professor of History and American Studies

As an Associate Professor of History and American Studies, Dr. Gernes teaches courses on American History, Literature, and Writing.   In his role of Assistant Dean he oversees the Cornerstone Program of General Education.  An amateur musician and luthier, Dr. Gernes builds electric guitars and performs with them in various genres of contemporary improvisational music.

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