Teaching

At IPFW, I teach classes on American History from the colonial period through the Civil War, on U.S. foreign policy from the American Revolution through World War I, and on the Atlantic World from 1400-1900.

Introductory Classes

  • HIST-H105: American History to 1877
    • The first half of the U.S. History survey, with am emphasis placed on introducing students to the basic skills involved in historical inquiry.
  • HIST-H125: Great Debates: An Introduction to Historical Communication
    • This course uses famous debates (both narrowly and broadly defined) from throughout history as the starting point to teach students about effective oral communication skills.

Upper-Level Courses

  • HIST-A301: Colonial America, 1607-1763
  • HIST-A302: Revolutionary America, 1763-1789
  • HIST-A303: U.S. from 1789-1840
  • HIST-A345: American Diplomatic History I, 1776-1920
  • HIST-H360: Atlantic World, 1400-1900

Seminars

  • HIST-J495: Founding Fathers
    • Offered as the Department of History’s Senior Seminar, in this course students develop advanced research projects focused on the founding fathers of the United States.
  • HIST-J495: U.S. Presidency, 1789-1865
    • Offered as the Department of History’s Senior Seminar, in this course students develop advanced research projects on U.S. presidents from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln.
  • LBST-D501: The Uses of the Past
    • A graduate seminar in IPFW’s Liberal Studies Program, in this course students develop advanced research projects that investigate how the past is used to accomplish a variety of modern ends.

Upcoming Semesters

  • Summer 2016
    • HIST-H360: Atlantic World, 1400-1900–online
  • Fall 2016
    • HIST-H105: American History to 1877–M/W/F 8:00-8:50am
    • HIST-A303: U.S. from 1789-1840–W/F 12:00-1:15pm
  • Spring 2017
    • HIST-H105: American History to 1877–M/W/F 9:00-9:50am
    • HIST-H125: Great Debates: An Introduction to Historical Communication
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