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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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This course will study the book, "What's In A Name?" written by Dale Hartsfield, the instructor. Mr. Hartsfield was the family spokesperson for the Hartsfield family when the City of Atlanta renamed the airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The controversy surrounding the name change prompted the writing of this book. The class will cover the history of the great airport and the five official names since, the airport was built in 1925. The course will also discuss "fighting city hall." If you enjoy local history, politics, race relations and more this will be an interesting course for you. The textbook will be included in the course fee. 

191SHIS2643A

Start date: 08/07/18

End date: 09/04/18

Fee: $99.00

5 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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In this course, students will explore statistical information, uncover little-known details from the war, and examine various resources available to Federal and Confederate forces, and much more. Optional Text, "The Civil War Almanac, " a special publication from Civil War Monitor, and available for purchase at the KSU bookstore.  

191SHIS2644A

Start date: 08/06/18

End date: 08/27/18

Fee: $89.00

4 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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The American Revolution has been cast as a fight for freedom and justice, a fight against tyranny and taxation without representation.  The real sourse of conflict was the Proclamation Line and a threat to slavery.  The so-called Founding Fathers were anything but a cohesive group with a comman agenda.  This class will examine the stark disparity between the colonies and the conflicting World Views that joined in forming a nation-state.  It was not a gathering of visionaries creating a land of freedom and justice; it was more of tow opposing magnets forced into a package that was certain to explode. 

184SHIS2599A

Start date: 06/07/18

End date: 07/26/18

Fee: $99.00

8 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  248. 
  460.



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

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During the early days of May 1864, the Federal armies of Major General William T. Sherman entered Georgia, and began moving toward Atlanta. General Joseph E. Johnston and the Army of Tennessee attempted to thwart their advance, and a campaign of maneuvers resulted. This course will cover the military action from the opening engagements near Tunnel Hill to the fall of Atlanta. This course will detail military action in Cobb County.  This course will be held at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville and the course fee includes a tour of the museum. 

191SHIS2593A

Start date: 07/12/18

End date: 08/02/18

Fee: $79.00

4 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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This four 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.”

184SHIS2604A

Start date: 06/25/18

End date: 06/27/18

Fee: $79.00

3 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  123



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Based on Nick Lane's book, we will explore the evoluntionary process and the limitations of this process.  Specifically, the class will discuss the emergent process that supplements evolution and is the basis of what we humans call creativity.

184SHIS2639A

Start date: 05/29/18

End date: 06/19/18

Fee: $79.00

4 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  248



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Our nation's sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, took office over a country torn asunder. Defining the role of commander in chief, and doing so on the job and without military experience of his adversary Jefferson Davis.  Lincoln went through several chieftains before he found a determined fighter in U.S. Grant. This course will explore Lincoln's efforts at honing his martial knowledge, the struggles to maintain public support for the war effort and his attempts to motivate sluggish generals. 

184SHIS2641A

Start date: 05/07/18

End date: 06/04/18

Fee: $69.00

4 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  242



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May 5, 12 and 19. From the opening of the Atlanta Campaign in May 1864, which involved fighting in and around Dalton to the final battles for possession of Atlanta, we will visit various battlefields of the campaign. KSU instructor Michael K. Shaffer, working with local specialists, will lead you on tours scheduled for three consecutive Saturdays in May 2018. Walk in the fields of Resaca, including the newly opened Camp Creek site, where the armies of Major General William T. Sherman dug-in opposite the Army of Tennessee. Resaca guide Tony Patton will assist this tour. Steve Davis of Atlanta will join us, as we investigate the fighting at Peachtree Creek, Ezra Church, and other locations, as Confederate General John Bell Hood attempted to hold the city. Finally, noted Dalton expert Robert Jenkins will lead us on a tour of the various earthworks in and around Dalton, as we explore the opening action of the Atlanta Campaign. These tours will compliment the 'Atlanta Campaign' course at KSU's College of Continuing and Professional Education.

184SHIS2636A

Start date: 05/05/18

End date: 05/19/18

Fee: $240.00

3 sessions.

Location : Off-site Location : 
  Off-site.

Room :  Offsite



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From ancient times to the present, spies have been with us in war and peacetime.  In these six weeks, we will look at these cloak and dagger agents, the methods they used and the results they achieved.  We will  examine the codes and devices they used to relay information, the sometimes outlandish ways spies have used to infiltrate their adversaries, and the accessories that could have inspired "Q" from the James Bond movies.  The course highlights many of the heroes and villains and the clandestine organizations that have populated this shadowy world. 

191SHIS2645A

Start date: 07/09/18

End date: 08/13/18

Fee: $99.00

6 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
  KSU Center.

Room :  Not Assigned



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There is no more exciting history than Great American West history.  Nothing in world history can compare with the migration and settling of the western half of North America.  From the First Nations to today, no history has attracted more interest, worldwide than the American West. This class is offered in a class discussion format using large hard copy maps. The instructor takes the students from the original migrations across the Bering Land Bridge through the explorations, migrations from the eastern sea board and the legends that have formed by American frontiers men, fur trappers, nesters and cowboys. There is no limit on the exciting details and many well-known characters that will be discussed.  The class identifies fact from fiction and in some cases it creates, "Histories Mysteries" where archeological facts are being discovered today.  This is especially significant in very early history where some theories prevail and others are introduced.  Most people do not realize the impact that the American Western Culture has had on the world.  It is unique, exciting and carries over today where the term, "Cowboy" is internationally recognized and imitated in many countries. This course will include a tour of the Booth Western Art Museum. 

184SHIS2565B

Start date: 05/01/18

End date: 05/01/18

Fee: $49.00

1 session

Location : Booth Western Art Musuem Location : 
  Booth Western Art Musuem.

Room :  Booth Museum



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