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Ilustration of Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation

HIS 101: United States History is an introductory course on the early history of the United States, from pre-European contact Native American societies to the end of the Reconstruction era after the Civil War. This course introduces the major political, social, and economic trends in the American colonies and new nation from the 15th through …

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Twenty-four-year-old Lauren Harlow never expected to find herself researching and writing about artifacts and historical documents at Historic St. Luke’s Church, the oldest church in Virginia. But, after her experience in Excelsior College’s history curriculum, and with encouragement from her Excelsior professor Robin Campbell, Lauren’s volunteer experience at St. Luke’s has helped her discover her …

During the day, Will Trevor is a faculty program director for the School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College. Outside of work he volunteers at a National Historic Landmark, the USS Slater, in Albany, New York.  Trevor explains in Passionate Pursuits how his interests in teaching and history can connect to a fascinating volunteer …

  *Update: The recording of this webinar is now available: https://connect.excelsior.edu/p36hs8fho5c/   Are you a History major, do you have a depth in History, or are thinking about focusing on History? Do you wonder what career options are open to those with a degree in History? Are you considering applying to graduate school? If so, please …

Bogged down by textbook costs? Consider taking HIS101: United States History I or HIS102: United States History II in the Spring II 2016 term and afterward. Beginning in the Spring II term, students in HIS101: United States History I and HIS102: United States History II will no longer need to make any textbook purchases. Instead, …

By Mary Berkery, Faculty Program Director In the past year the history curriculum has expanded significantly with the addition of five new courses, HIS 354 Transatlantic Slave Trade, HIS 315 Global Popular Culture Since 1945, HIS 220 Introduction to Public History, and HIS 285/ENG 285 Witches: A Literary and Cultural History. In addition, the History …

New Course Premiering in Fall II HIS285/ENG285: Witches: a Literary and Cultural History Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. –William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1 Picture in your mind the stereotypical image of a “witch” –a woman, often elderly, riding on a broomstick, perhaps making potions and …

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Benjamin Pearson joins Excelsior College as the faculty program director for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program.  He grew up in the Capital District, graduating from Niskayuna High School, before leaving the area for college and work.   He earned his BA in history and philosophy at Wheaton College in Illinois and his MA and PhD …