History taster: America's wars
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HAH35
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
America’s Wars tell us about the relationship between America and the world: from a fledgling nation fighting for its own independence to one that had its own ‘imperial moment’. Wars can show us about the US’ fight for values around the world, and its ignorance of some of those same values at home. And America’s wars can show us about how it went from a sometimes isolationist, and inward-looking nation, to the most economically, culturally, and politically powerful country in the world. America’s Wars tell us about much more than just the wars themselves, they tell us the story of America.
In this taster we'll explore the military, social, and cultural history of the wars, highlighting the importance of the events that preceded the American Revolution.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The French and Indian Wars:
- social history
- cultural history
- military history.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Describe the major events around the French and Indian Wars
- Analyse the relationship between wars and the social context.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginner's course, no skills or knowledge required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This will be taught online. There will be no work outside of the class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Have a look at our America's Wars courses on our website.
Brian was born and raised in the U.S.A. but moved to England seven years ago and recently became a British citizen. He has a master's and doctorate in U.S. history and has taught at Ohio State, Roehampton, Sheffield, and Hertfordshire universities. He is particularly interested in the roles of religion and ethnicity in American politics. As such, he has written about American Catholics during the Great Depression and Republican support for the Zionist movement. During his free time, he volunteers at Mind and a local history museum. He is an avid fan of all Boston sports teams and recently began reading science fiction novels.
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.