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HIST:714 Air Campaign Over Germany (WW II)06/23-06/23  

From 1941 to 1945, over 160,000 Allied airmen in over 33,000 aircraft were lost and the Luftwaffe was completely destroyed in the ferocious battles against German industry. In this class, we will look at the beginnings of the campaign by British forces, the expansion with the entry of the U.S. 8th Air Force among others and the counter offensive by the Luftwaffe. This will include examinations of significant missions, types of aircraft, effect on civilians, and personal anecdotes. Lastly, we will discuss its controversial results. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60099
  • Meeting Dates= 06/23-06/23
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= John Ketcherside
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:705 Civil War Weapons: Wacky & Weird06/25-06/25  

Bayonets, muskets and cannons weren't the only weapons used in the American Civil War. Some weapons were amazing killing machines and others were just plain wild and weird. Some were outdated and medieval. The Confederacy was more willing to take chances on new ideas, some of which worked brilliantly, some were really strange and others were absolute disasters. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60323
  • Meeting Dates= 06/25-06/25
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= Wynn Ward
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:701 Daniel Boone: His Life & Adventures06/18-06/18  

Daniel Boone was a remarkable frontiersman and one of our country's first folk-heroes. He was an adventurer, a scout for the British, an officer during the Revolutionary War and a businessman in Missouri. The last two decades of his life were spent here in eastern Missouri as patriarch of a large family. His life and exploits have become a legendary part of our early American history. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60324
  • Meeting Dates= 06/18-06/18
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= Wynn Ward
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:703 Harry S. Truman06/09-06/09  

Seventy years ago Harry Truman burst on the world stage. As World War II rolled toward its end he stepped into the giant shoes of Franklin D. Roosevelt and began eight years of service as President of the United States during which he managed immense crises and earned the gratitude and endured the hatred of millions. Spend an evening recalling the life of this Missouri farm boy who learned: "To walk with kings, nor lose the common touch." Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60503
  • Meeting Dates= 06/09-06/09
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= James Gallen
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:705 Medicine in the Civil War07/16-07/16  

Medical treatment was still very crude at the time of the Civil War, and medicines sometimes did more harm than good. You'll hear about Civil War doctors, nurses and medical practices of the mid-1800s. Hospitals of the North and South were overwhelmed with the numbers of casualties. Come hear how they all coped. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60349
  • Meeting Dates= 07/16-07/16
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= Wynn Ward
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:704 The American Revolution: Taxation Without Representation06/02-06/02  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * Running an empire can be an expensive business, but how you go about generating revenue can lead to trouble, including loss of said empire. This class will examine British policy towards her North American colonies from the Trade and Navigation Act of 1652 through the Coercive Acts of 1774, focus on why these laws came into being and how they impacted life in the colonies. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60194
  • Meeting Dates= 06/02-06/02
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Cancelled 
  • Instructor= Thomas Hoff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:714 The First World War: The White War, Trench Warfare in the Alps06/30-06/30  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN * * * In addition to providing the background to Hemingway's novel "Farewell to Arms," the Italian front during the First World War provided some of the grimmest fighting along some of the most treacherous terrain in Europe. The battles and the ordeal of trench warfare in a mountain environment will be discussed. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60197
  • Meeting Dates= 06/30-06/30
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= Thomas Hoff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:703 The French & Indian War07/09-07/09  

Was the fate of North America decided in this strategic war? The French and Indian War was connected to the European Seven Years War where the European powers fought for important strategic control. George Washington joined the British army to fight for the King and so did thousands of other Colonists. The French lost significant territory, leaving England the dominant power on the continent. Come learn how England may have saved America in this war. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60430
  • Meeting Dates= 07/09-07/09
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= Wynn Ward
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:727 The Islamic State (ISIS)06/10-06/10  

Choosing the correct acronym with which to address this group is the least of the West's problems. This radical Islamist organization has terrorized the Middle East and the world with its brutal tactics, severe ideology and nearly mystical ability to conquer territory. What drives this group's maniacal quest to reestablish the caliphate? Why is it working? Could it succeed in the long term? Who is paying for this? Join us to dissect the inner workings, objectives, material advantages, and misguided platform of the organization we call ISIS, as we strive to understand this new black flag hanging over the perennially troubled Middle East. Cost for adults 60 and over $9.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60145
  • Meeting Dates= 06/10-06/10
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= Katie Young
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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  The Palestinian Position06/17-06/17  

Opinions regarding the causes of the current status of the Palestinian people abound. So do those offering potential solutions to their statelessness, opportunity deficit and relative lack of control over their political and economic future. This class will discuss the present position of the Palestinian people. It will examine conditions in Gaza and the West Bank, Palestinian rights under Israeli law, the role of the Palestinians in Arab society, the diaspora and the refugee crisis. We'll evaluate various plans for and efforts toward Palestinian statehood, arguments that challenge the plausibility of "Palestine" and prospects for Palestinian development. Please join us to examine the present state of the Palestinian people and their hopes for a settled, prosperous, sovereign future. Cost for adults 60 and over $9.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60146
  • Meeting Dates= 06/17-06/17
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= Katie Young
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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  The Sunni/Shi'a Divide06/24-06/24  

Though the subject is abundantly more complex than the space of two hours can unravel, please join us to dampen our feet to the intricacies of the Sunni/Shi'a divide. Critical to our understanding of the Muslim world, classifying these two groups will require an examination of politics, geography, history, religion and culture. We'll explore the schism within Islam that created these groups, sources of and exceptions to their mutual hostility, the structural specifics of each and the impact of their rift on modern international relations. Our instructor will venture to explain the rules governing the use of the term "Shi'a" vs. that of "Shi'ite." Unveiling this essential component of intra-Islamic affairs will focus the lens through which we read a newspaper, study the problems of individual states and understand one of the root causes of conflict in the modern Middle East. Cost for adults 60 and over $9.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60147
  • Meeting Dates= 06/24-06/24
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= Katie Young
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:703 U.S. War with Mexico06/04-06/04  

America's first foreign war, fought all the way across the Rio Grande River in Texas, was a bloody affair. The percent of casualties in the Mexican war was actually higher than in the Civil War. Openly fought for territorial gain, the war brought new states and territories into the United states. Many Americans were ashamed of the war, but others were delighted. It was here that Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet and Ulysses S Grant learned the art of war, and all went on to become top generals in the American Civil War. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.00.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60431
  • Meeting Dates= 06/04-06/04
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= Wynn Ward
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:706 Vietnam - The Tet Offensive: Win the Battle, Lose the War06/11-06/11  

The Tet Offensive of 1968 is too often viewed through the lens of the TV camera, and has become the shining example of how news media can shape events. While portrayed at the time as a defeat of Free World Forces fighting in South Vietnam, the offensive was actually a major setback for the Communist cause. The focus of the class will be on the fighting that occurred in Saigon, in Hue and at Khe Sanh and how the presentation of these actions was often at variance with the actual events on the ground. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201515 60195
  • Meeting Dates= 06/11-06/11
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= Thomas Hoff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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