American history

American History Courses Online & in London

From British colonisation to revolution, through expansionism to the Trump administration, learn about US history and politics - its presidents, power shifts and presence in global politics. These history classes and lectures focus on many aspects of America’s rich history and allow you to engage with passionate tutors on a variety of topics prominent in the American story.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Colonial America: European Settlement 1560 – 1815
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The course explores European settlement (British, French, Spanish, Russian, Swedish) of North America. It examines the differences between English colonies; the American Revolution; the formation of the United States; and the War of 1812.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £70.00
  2. History taster: America's wars
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Expore the fascinating history of the French and Indian Wars in this taster to our 'America's Wars' course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. Making the American World: US foreign policy from the Cold War to Biden
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 13 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Follow the ascendancy of American power, from 1945 up to the Biden administration, through a history of wars, foreign interventions and “soft power”. Tutor: Jack Gain.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £57.00
  4. America’s Wars: from the Revolutionary Wars to the Civil War
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 17 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will cover the history of the United States from the colonial era to the Civil War, specifically focusing on wars and the role those wars played in shaping the new nation.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  5. American political institutions
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This four-week interactive lecture-based course examines the US political system from its inception to today – reviewing its structure and constituent parts.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £30.00
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  6. America, the Gilded Age: 1870s - 1900
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 7 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will cover the dynamic period of American history – where the nation is growing and expanding economically; building the foundations of its industrial might and development of capitalism in America.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  7. US Vice Presidents
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The course will give you an understanding of the American political process and, in particular, the role of the Vice President (VP). We examine the history of vice-presidential candidates - successful and otherwise.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £17.00
  8. Religion and U.S history
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This one-day online course will provide an overview of the role of religion in American life, from the colonial era up until the present day.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  9. America's wars: interventions in Latin America
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Uncover a dramatic history of coups, revolutions and covert ops. In this two part course, we will look at how successive US administrations intervened in the countries to their south since the second world war.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  10. The rise of the American Dream: 1940s - 1950s
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will cover the changing period in America – where the nation is on the brink of going to war; the impact of the War on America – domestically and on the global stage.



    Please note there is a break week on Wednesday 16 February 2022.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £96.00

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