A taste of American history

Course Dates: 14/09/22
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Location: Online
Join this session for a taste of what our American history courses are like!
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £5.00

Course Code: HAH25

Wed, eve, 14 Sep - 14 Sep '22

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This course will introduce you to some ideas in American history and give space for discussion.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

This course will introduce you to some ideas in American history and give space for discussion.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- identify some of the main aspects of US history
- point ot the parts of US history that you are likely to be interested in.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The session is introductory.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will involve lecture and discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no other costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

We offer a broad range of courses on American history:

HAH35 US history for beginners
HAH50 Colonial America: European Settlement 1560 – 1815
HAH07 Making the American World: US foreign policy from the Cold War to Biden
HAH17 American Liberalism from FDR to Biden
HAH40 American conservatism from Hoover to Trump.

Dafydd Townley

Dafydd Townley is a lecturer in American History at the University of Reading where he teaches courses to undergraduates and graduates on the FBI, protest groups in 1960s America, and race and ethnicity in the United States, as well as broad survey modules on US history. His research interests include American national security policy, the US intelligence community, cybersecurity policy, US grand strategy and US domestic counterintelligence operations. His research has been supported by University of Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute, Columbia University, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, the Institute for Historical Research and the Royal Historical Society. His work has been published in History, the Journal of Intelligence History and his monograph, The Year of Intelligence in the United States: Public Opinion, National Security and the 1975 Church Committee will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in June, 2021. His current research focuses on the long-term development of US cybersecurity policy.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.