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Never forget. Dive deeper into our fascinating history and learn more about historical sites, battles, events and influential leaders.
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During the American Civil War, perhaps no other soldier approached the actions of Colonel John Singleton Mosby.  This daring partisan ranger led his small body of troops on several raids, capturing Federal troops, destroying supplies, and drawing the attention of thousands of Northern soldiers needed elsewhere. This course will explore the life and exploits of the leader of the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry. 

182SHIS2622A

Start date: 10/03/17

End date: 10/24/17

Fee: $69.00

4 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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The US Constitution is the oldest still in use original document in the world.  It works because it is designed to keep its nation and its diverse population alive and vibrant through the natural tension created by forced interplays of levels of government.  2017 is a banner year for learning the nuances of how to influence others to your understanding of the US Constitution.  This course will use case studies of significant local US elections over the last century to demonstrate how no one point of view can control decision making in the US.  This course will also examine the differences created by the Electronic Revolution.  

181SHIS2619A

Start date: 08/01/17

End date: 09/26/17

Fee: $159.00

9 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  225



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Each week this class will examine a news event, placing it within the context of history and highlighting other events converging and providing the underlying foundation for the event. The objective is not to merely consider the event, but to consider the convergence of several events underlying the event. Be prepared for lots of discussion.

182SHIS2625A

Start date: 10/05/17

End date: 11/30/17

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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Who has not dreamed of finding buried treasure?  This course is for the little kid in all of us.  We will look at some very successful treasure hunters and the state of treasure hunting today.  Then we will devote our time to examining the legends and facts about lost and hidden fortunes, some of which are actively being explored today.  This course will take us from Oak Island to the Superstitution Mountains to the swamps of Louisiana.  We will look for Civil War payrolls, hidden Cherokee gold, Blackbeard's treasure, and shipwrecked Spanish galleons. Pirates, intrigue, and treachery-this course has it all.  And we will include where you may find treasure today. 

182SHIS2628A

Start date: 10/02/17

End date: 11/06/17

Fee: $99.00

6 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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The "American Experience", sometimes called the "American Dream" rises from the ashes of war again and again since the founding of the American Nation in the late 18th Century.  In the 19th Century the term "Manifest Destiny" exploded to the forefront of the explanations and justifications for frontier "pioneers" to patriotically fill in all that land between both oceans no matter the personal sacrifice. The 20th Century, pockmarked with a new form of poverty and massive systems failure, resonates to this day with the hopes and achievements of successfully "Making the World Safe for Democracy". Our 21st Century mantras have often clustered around themes of multiple faces of "Keep America Great"...students will leave this course knowing why. Recommended books-Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics (Signet Classics) by William L. Riordan, Peter Quinn, and Philip Freeman. The Assault of Reason by Al Gore.

182SHIS2615A

Start date: 10/03/17

End date: 11/28/17

Fee: $129.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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For the most part, the wives and mothers of our American Presidents have remained shadowy background figures with a few notable exceptions. Who hasn't heard of Abigail Adams, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Roselyn Carter and Barbara Bush? In this class, we will learn about the lives of the mothers and wives of all the men elected president of the United States. Did their mothers shape the future presidents character and values? Did their wives futher influence their political careers in a positive way? Or, did their mothers and wives have a negative impact on their lives and careers? By the end of the course, we should be able to answer these questions, or at least have some ideas about these presidential relationships.

182SHIS2624A

Start date: 10/03/17

End date: 11/21/17

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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Students will hear stories of people and events that changed the course of our history. These classes include the stories of these "Game- Changers:" The Erie Canal, Sacagawea,"Westward Ho", Andrew Jackson (hero or villian), Kit Carson, John Wesley Powell, "Three Ladies", "The Dust Bowl", and Abigail Adams (founding Mother). Each class contains folk music and guitar.

182SHIS2623A

Start date: 10/03/17

End date: 11/21/17

Fee: $79.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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During the American Civil War, the early bond developed between U.S. Grant and William T. Sherman-officers with different personalities, strengths, and weaknesses-ultimately, leading the Federals to victory.  This course will compare and contrast the leadership styles of both men, compare personalities and drill into their respective battlefield performances.  

181SHIS2616A

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 08/28/17

Fee: $89.00

4 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  248



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The Industrial Revolution was the incubator of capitalism.  Capitalism is the only economic system which has increased wealth.  Wealth expands in relation to the willingness to take risks with your wealth.  The successful risk takers were the builders of an economic system that benefits the most people.  Capitalism is not perfect, but it is our best choice.  The Industrial Revolution was the incubator of technology; the art of improving skill and craft.  Do you know why the industrial revolution began in Britain?  It is a wonderful story involving names that you will recognize, such as Mr. Wedgewood, the pottery maker.

182SHIS2627A

Start date: 10/06/17

End date: 12/01/17

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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This five session wine study class will be instructed by Walter Bost who has worked in the wine industry as a Wine Consultant, Wine Specialist, Wine Steward and Wine Broker. He has visited Wine Regions in Europe (France, Spain & Portugal) and the United States with 21 visits to the Napa-Sonoma Wine Regions of California, the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon) and the Finger Lakes Region of New York. With his experience, Mr. Bost brings a significant wine background that also includes classroom instruction of the history, expansion and growth of the world of wine. He sums up the value of this wine class with “Know What You Drink – Like What You Drink”.

181SHIS2604A

Start date: 09/18/17

End date: 09/27/17

Fee: $79.00

4 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  123



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