Learn about the causes and consequences of the American Civil War from 1861-1865. Discuss the political structures and military resources available to Lincoln and Davis as well as an in-depth exploration of the campaigns from the bombardment of Ft. Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The
discussion of weaponry and tactics is designed to give a better understanding of warfare in the 19th Century. All participants receive a DVD of the instructor's presentation and accompanying research material. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Discover one of our neighboring towns, New Castle Delaware. The first session is a lecture providing a historical prospective and the second sessions students will meet to discover this interesting town. Dress for the weather.
George Custer is best known for his failure of leadership at the battle of the Little Big Horn. But it wasn’t the first time in his military career that his critical thinking would be called into question. This session is an investigative look into Custer’s psychological make-up beginning with his early years as a Civil War officer. It includes a minute-by-minute recreation of the Little Big Horn battle and strives to answer questions about the battle that linger to this day. Participants receive a DVD of the presentation and source material. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Study the life of Alexander Hamilton from his early days in the West Indies, to his rise to be Secretary of the Treasury, and his tragic end. The course presents Hamilton as a war hero, womanizer, abolitionist, economist, and a genius and will include excerpts from the Broadway musical “Hamilton” . Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Examine the role of African Americans during the revolutionary war in both the continuental and British armies. Study the origin, spread and legalization of slavery in British North America, review the antebellum period of American history, and the events leading to the eventual end of slavery through constitutional amendment. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Study the development and use of the tank from its beginnings in World War I through its greatest use in World War II, to the battlefields of Iraq. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Examine and discuss the lives of America's Presidential wives throughout history. Review the early years, education, social status, careers before the White House, and life after the White House. In addition, students examine the First Ladies' years in the White House and their impact on their husbands' presidency and on American society and culture over all.
Arrrghhh! Long before Errol Flynn and Johnny Depp took to the silver screen, equally colorful characters sailed the Caribbean under a black flag known as the Jolly Roger. Who were these captains of plunder and what was it like to make a living as a pirate? Were captives really made to "walk the plank"? Separating Hollywood from history, this session takes a detailed look at Caribbean piracy and the economics behind the skull & crossbones. All participants receive a DVD containing the instructor's notes and presentation. Senior adult and disabled retiree tution waivers apply.
Would you describe the United States as a Christian nation? If so, what branch of Christianity applies? The brief history of the United States is full of "God" language, be it conservative or liberal. The U.S. has certainly been influenced and shaped by religion, and religion has been influenced and shaped by the U.S. This class looks at religious practices present when the Europeans arrived, traces the various forms of Christianity brought to this land by the Europeans, and looks at the influence of other major faiths on Christianity. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
This class spotlights dynamic emperors throughout Roman history. Learn how each of these leaders ruled, the positive and negative ways they affected history, and many interesting and notable facts about each of the selected rulers. You can register for the entire series or for individual topics of interest. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Examine the history of the Susquehanna region, concentrating on the Maryland portion of the waterway and the towns and villages that grew up on the River. It begins with a classroom study of the past on the river and includes field trips to study how the towns and region grew as a result of the river.
This presentation traces the evolution of graveyards in the state, explores some fascinating tales tombstones whisper, considers interesting epitaphs, and discusses changing practices and customs. The program concludes with suggestions for using a visit to an old burial ground to understand and trace local and family history. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
This class features a detailed discussion of the Gettysburg campaign. The first topic of discussion is the situation that occurred in late spring of 1863, followed by the march toward Gettysburg, the battle, the retreat, and the aftermath. Special focus will be given to the military tactics and leadership during the campaign and battle. An in-depth tour of the battlefield is included - transportation provided. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bel Air Hall, Rm. 234
Last session is a trip to Gettysburg. Transportationprovided by college van or motorcoach depending onclass size.
This is the 70th year anniversary of America’s entry into World War 1. Learn about this challenging time in US history by analyzing World War I, from the political unrest in Europe in 1914 to the treaty of Versailles in 1919 and the official end of the war. Global in scope, the themes highlight the origins of the conflict, Entente and Central Powers strategies, plus the major military campaigns, power diplomacy, life on the home front and America’s entry and effect to the Entente (Allied) war effort her entry had on the outcome of the conflict. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bel Air Hall, Rm. 234
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