New January Term Course Posted on October 30th, 2009 by

The History Department is pleased to welcome Tyler Johnson to Gustavus who will be teaching courses for us in January and Spring Semester, 2010.   Tyler recently received his PhD in History from Purdue University.  This January he will be teaching the following course:

TO THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA: THE WAR WITH MEXICO. Between 1846 and 1848, the United States lost over 11,000 men taking everything from Texas to California from its southern neighbor. The U.S.-Mexican War, little understood by many Americans, provides windows into understanding U.S. expansion, immigration, slavery, and the role of race and religion in the 1800s. This course will examine the war, discuss its effects on the U.S. and Mexico, and how its aftermath helped lead to the Civil War. Students will participate actively in discussion, gain exposure to various types of historical sources, learn how to navigate an archive, and learn tools of historical analysis.

This course will be listed as HIS 207-001 and will meet each day during January term from 10:30 to 12:20 in SSC 105.


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