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Mystery in a Box of Letters

HIST-701    Mystery in a Box of Letters--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/22/2018--3/22/2018        Total Seats:  25    Places Left:  22

This is the story of a box of letters inherited by the Storyteller from an elderly great-aunt in 1969. Following leads revealed by those letters led to a Colonial Story beginning in 1635 at Jamestowne which was the first colony of this nation founded in 1607. The Storyteller will appear in complete Colonial Dress for the telling of this Story about the Spraggins Family after arriving from England to America. It is an action-packed story of survival about this family and their descendants after arrival on our shores. The telling of the story may inspire others to search their own historical ancestors for hidden stories. Presenter is Gloria Perry.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/22/2018 - 3/22/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   STLCC Staff
  • Fees:           19

 

Aaron Burr: The Man Who Shot Alexander Hamilton

HIST-703    Aaron Burr: The Man Who Shot Alexander Hamilton--Meramec - Communications South
3/28/2018--3/28/2018        Total Seats:  18    Places Left:  0

Joins us to learn about the life of Aaron Burr before his famous duel with Alexander Hamilton. Burr graduated from college at the age of 16. Became a war hero. Was tried for treason. Was a Senator. Tried to persuade Napoleon to support a revolution in Mexico. Was Vice President of the United States. Was captured at sea by the British. His wife divorced him on the day he died. But Aaron Burr will be always remembered for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/28/2018 - 3/28/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Communications South
  • Instructor:   Douglas Schneider
  • Fees:           19

Class is Filled


 

Alexander Hamilton: A Life Examined

HIST-703    Alexander Hamilton: A Life Examined--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/21/2018--3/21/2018        Total Seats:  25    Places Left:  0

Spend an evening learning about Hamilton before viewing the critically acclaimed musical at Fox Theater. Long before the musical, Alexander Hamilton was an ambitious young man from the Caribbean who became a Revolutionary War officer, Secretary of the Treasury, leader of the Federalist Party, political operative, and fatal duelist.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/21/2018 - 3/21/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   James Gallen
  • Fees:           19

Class is Filled


 

Anatomy of an Impeachment

HIST-703    Anatomy of an Impeachment--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
5/2/2018--5/2/2018        Total Seats:  28    Places Left:  15

Through an examination of case studies in American history, this course will provide a basic overview of the presidential impeachment process. It will consider the basic legal framework for impeachment, discuss impeachable offenses, and examine the role of each branch of government in impeachment proceedings. Please join us for a non-partisan discussion of this intriguing component of the American political structure. You will leave with a fresh recollection of the system of checks and balances and a fun set of trivia facts with which to impress your politically-minded friends.

  • Meeting Dates:  5/2/2018 - 5/2/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Katie Young
  • Fees:           19

 

Cavalry Fights at Gettysburg: Overlooked but Decisive Encounters

HIST-703    Cavalry Fights at Gettysburg: Overlooked but Decisive Encounters--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
3/27/2018--3/27/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  16

ROOM CHANGE: NOW BA 114 (WAS CN 202). The cavalry actions at the Battle of Gettysburg especially as they developed on the third day of the battle have often been viewed as less important when, in fact, they played a decisive role in cementing the Union victory and served as a milestone in the early careers of generals like Custer. Join us we examine these actions and their impact not only on the battle, but also the war. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/27/2018 - 3/27/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   Vincent Heier
  • Fees:           19

 

Custer in Film: Contested Character, Evolving Symbol

HIST-703    Custer in Film: Contested Character, Evolving Symbol--Meramec - Science South Bldg
3/1/2018--3/1/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  18

ROOM CHANGE: NOW SCIENCE SOUTH 108 (WAS CN 202). The image of George Armstrong Custer has been the subject of a good number of films. This class will explore how the legend of Custer has been shaped by movies and television. Join us to dispel myths as we separate the man from the character.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/1/2018 - 3/1/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Science South Bldg
  • Instructor:   Vincent Heier
  • Fees:           19

 

Lyndon Johnson: A Look at the 36th U.S. President

HIST-703    Lyndon Johnson: A Look at the 36th U.S. President--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/25/2018--4/25/2018        Total Seats:      Places Left:  13

Spend an evening exploring the life of the 36th President. Fifty years ago, he stunned the nation by announcing that he would not run for another term as President. Join us to reflect on the life of this Texas Hill Country giant, Master of the Senate, eclipsed Vice-President, and President who promised a Great Society.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/25/2018 - 4/25/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   James Gallen
  • Fees:           19

 

WWll: Invasion of Iwo Jima

HIST-714    WWll: Invasion of Iwo Jima--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
4/12/2018--4/12/2018        Total Seats:  24    Places Left:  10

ROOM CHANGE: NOW BA 114 (WAS CN 225). In the class, you will learn the fascinating history of the invasion of Iwo Jima. The invasion of Iwo Jima was a contest between the Marines, who by this time had fully refined amphibious operations, and the Japanese who were employing a new strategy at Iwo Jima that they hoped would win the war. The class will also discuss why was this island worth fighting over and what made it so important. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/12/2018 - 4/12/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   John Ketcherside
  • Fees:           25

 

WWll: Invasion of Tarawa

HIST-714    WWll: Invasion of Tarawa--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
3/8/2018--3/8/2018        Total Seats:  24    Places Left:  14

ROOM CHANGE: NOW BA 114 (WAS CN 225). In 1943, the United States had blunted Japanese offensives in the Pacific. Tarawa would be the first battle to start bringing the war to the Japanese homeland. But, it would also be the US Marines first real test of their amphibious doctrine and capabilities. Join us to find out why this battle for a few thousand square yards of sand cost thousands of casualties in only three days. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/8/2018 - 3/8/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   John Ketcherside
  • Fees:           25

 

WWll: Okinawa Campaign

HIST-714    WWll: Okinawa Campaign--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
4/26/2018--4/26/2018        Total Seats:  24    Places Left:  10

ROOM CHANGE: NOW BA 114 (WAS CN 225). Join us for an evening of thought-provoking history as we discuss the Okinawan Campaign of WWII. Okinawa was both an invasion and a slogging overland campaign that combined the combat experiences of the Pacific Islands and European mainland. It was a tremendous battle for the US Navy, combating the last gasps of the Japanese Navy and the kamikaze. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/26/2018 - 4/26/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   John Ketcherside
  • Fees:           25

 

Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1948-1973

HIST-727    Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1948-1973--STLCC-South County
3/20/2018--3/20/2018        Total Seats:  25    Places Left:  13

In the first three decades of its existence, a nascent Israel faced the persistent threat of war at the hands of a host of hostile neighbors. This period saw four major wars, territorial expansion into key areas, and the formation of the institutions that would support a strong, democratic Israeli state. If you have ever wondered how a state that would fit inside of New Jersey, surrounded by enemies, managed to persevere in the face of nearly constant peril, join us. We will discuss the development of Israel’s military might, the PLO, and the significance of the iconic photograph of Israeli soldiers at the Western Wall.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/20/2018 - 3/20/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        STLCC-South County
  • Instructor:   Katie Young
  • Fees:           19

 

Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1973-Infitada

HIST-727    Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1973-Infitada--STLCC-South County
4/4/2018--4/4/2018        Total Seats:  25    Places Left:  12

In recent weeks and months, pundits, journalists, and politicians have had much to say regarding the continued extension of American aid to Egypt. This course will discuss the birth of this strategic aid package and its connection to Israel. It will bring into focus the cast of characters in Israeli politics and their meaning to their people and neighbors. The 1970s, 80s, 90s, and the first decade of the 21st century brought important changes for Israel, its neighbors, and especially the displaced Palestinians who continued to champion a return to the land that is crucial to their national identity. Please join us to discuss the Camp David Accords, Israel’s war with Lebanon, the Palestinian uprising, and other moments of heartbreak and hope in this epic struggle for national survival.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/4/2018 - 4/4/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        STLCC-South County
  • Instructor:   Katie Young
  • Fees:           19

 

Arab-Israeli Conflict: Before 1948

HIST-727    Arab-Israeli Conflict: Before 1948--STLCC-South County
3/6/2018--3/6/2018        Total Seats:  28    Places Left:  12

To say that the conflict between Arab (mostly Muslim) and Israeli (mostly Jewish) is as old as Abraham is hardly a stretch. This course will highlight major developments in the history of the land that is now the state of Israel prior to its inception in 1948. We will discuss key empires and leaders that governed this important territory, its religious significance, and the conflicting claims that groups have made regarding its rightful rule. This class will illustrate the significance of the Zionist movement, the World Wars, and the United Nations in the creation of an independent homeland for the millions of formerly diaspora Jews.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/6/2018 - 3/6/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        STLCC-South County
  • Instructor:   Katie Young
  • Fees:           19

 

Arab-Israeli Conflict: Post Intifada Spring of Hope and It's Aftermath

HIST-727    Arab-Israeli Conflict: Post Intifada Spring of Hope and It's Aftermath--STLCC-South County
4/17/2018--4/17/2018        Total Seats:  25    Places Left:  13

The iconic photo of President Clinton standing between Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn in 1993 represents the hope for peace that followed the end of the First Intifada. This course will study that optimistic period, in which, despite continued violence, key figures on both sides believed in and worked toward the establishment of a Palestinian state in exchange for peace. It will examine the roles of the United States, internal Israeli politics, a divided Palestinian people, regional strife, and international forces in the pursuit and devastating collapse of peace. The series will conclude with an overview of the key issues that continue to thwart a comprehensive Arab-Israeli settlement.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/17/2018 - 4/17/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        STLCC-South County
  • Instructor:   Katie Young
  • Fees:           19

 

Classical Anti Semitism vs. Modern Anti- Zionism

HIST-765    Classical Anti Semitism vs. Modern Anti- Zionism--STLCC-South County
4/24/2018--4/24/2018        Total Seats:  24    Places Left:  12

During World War II, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini recruited 20,000 volunteers to work with the SS in implementing Hitler's "Final Solution." The Mufti's efforts to bring Hitler's program of extermination of Jews to the "Arab world" mark a missing link of sorts, between the classical form of anti-Semitism, which motivated Hitler, and modern anti-Zionism. The former is marked by a series of distinct characteristics related to history, religion, and culture, which this course will discuss in detail. The latter, perhaps equally dangerous breed carries a religious component, but is grounded in what many Arabs, Muslims, and other observers deem Israel's illegal "occupation" of its country at the expense of displaced Palestinians. This course will distinguish between the two forms of animosity toward the world's Jewish population

  • Meeting Dates:  4/24/2018 - 4/24/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        STLCC-South County
  • Instructor:   Katie Young
  • Fees:           19

 

Niagara: The War of 1812, Summer 1814

HIST-765    Niagara: The War of 1812, Summer 1814--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/29/2018--3/29/2018        Total Seats:  24    Places Left:  18

Join us for an evening interesting history as we discuss the War of 1812 on the Niagara frontier. After two years of being roughly handled by the British Army, the U.S. forces saw a different tone to the fighting in the summer of 1814. This class will explore that watershed campaign for the United States Army.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/29/2018 - 3/29/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  7:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Thomas Hoff
  • Fees:           19