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Exploring Middletown's History

HIST 171
Fall 2014 not offered
Certificates: Civic Engagement
Course Cluster: Service-Learning, Urban Studies

Founded by Puritans who settled among the Wampanoags in 1650 and now populated by people from everywhere from Sicily to Tibet, Middletown has a long, multifaceted history. In many ways the history of this small Connecticut city is a microcosm of U.S. history. After reading about Middletown, traveling to libraries and historical societies, and meeting with archivists, students will select one aspect of the city's history to explore in depth. Much of the semester will be devoted to research. Along the way each seminar participant will present early findings to the class, write one or more rough drafts, receive detailed comments from the fellow students and the instructor, and conclude with a polished essay. The seminar is a good way to learn about Middletown, develop research skills, and prepare to write a senior thesis.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAY-24-2024
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