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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 :  174



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A History of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport arrow

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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 :  221



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Bourbon 101: An Introduction to the only Truly American Spirit arrow

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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 Superstition 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 :  221



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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 the 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 :  217



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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 further 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 :  123



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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 :  205



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Great Decisions is a current event series of eight lectures/discussions on foreign affairs. Each year since 1918, the topics are selected by the Foreign Policy Association of the United States based on their direct affect on the American people.

183SHIS2538A

Start date: 02/02/18

End date: 03/23/18

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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No war is ever minor, but in the modern era, there have been a handful of conflicts that engaged a relatively small number of people, but had a lasting impact on political ideology, religious beliefs and of course weapons technology.  In the 19th century, the Crimean war and the Russo-Japanese War fall into this category as do the Balkan conflicts of 1912 and the Spanish Civil War, the Bolshevik Revolution, World War I and II and even the Arab-Israeli Wars, these smaller engagements had an insidious impact far beyond their initial scope.  In this class, we will delve into the roots and results of these small scale conflicts to determine how each of them brought substantial change to the world. 

183SHIS2629A

Start date: 01/31/18

End date: 03/21/18

Fee: $79.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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