Tag: history

Jim Holton, History Faculty

Higher education has changed a lot since instructional faculty member Jim Holton attended college, especially in the realm of technology. For example, when he started college, students still used a card catalog and computers to search for items elsewhere in the library. Now, information is readily available at students’ fingertips. Holton understands that students communicate …

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Twenty-four-year-old Lauren Harlow never expected to find herself researching and writing about artifacts and historical documents at Historic St. Luke’s Church, the oldest church in Virginia.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 …

  *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 …

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 …