Course Abstract

History 282, “US Diplomatic History,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets online for Dickinson College during fall semester 2020 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1030am.  The main course text will be George Herring’s sweeping study, From Colony to Superpower (2008).  Students will also read journal articles by scholars such as Walter LaFeber and Walter Russell Mead as well as various essays and projects completed by former Dickinson students.  This year’s course participants will undertake various writing and multi-media assignments of their own.  The focal point of the semester will be an in-depth web-based project about the contributions of an American historical figure to US diplomatic policy and traditions.

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The view from our “online” classroom, Fall 2020