History and Culture
- Explores Varying Interpretations of Historic Events
- Identifies Patterns and Trends
- Provides Lively Discussion and Debate
To understand the present, we first must know the past. These courses focus on the origins of civilization, explore the causes and effects of world events, and debate conflicting interpretations of past events. From the world stage to New York City’s five boroughs, examine how history impacts our lives today.
This semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.
Explore magnificent palaces and mansions in England, France, Italy, Holland, and Sweden, to reveal the architecture, interiors, and decorative...
As the world celebrates King Charles III’s coronation, explore centuries of coronation history, traditions, treasures, and scandals in England.
Learn about the fascinating lives and historical importance of three English queens.
Explore how the Holocaust has been commemorated, memorialized, and taught in the United States.
Explore John F. Kennedy’s accomplishments and his vision for the United States that still reverberates today.
Explore the history of US foreign relations from the first decades of the Cold War and Vietnam to the “present Cold War.”
Explore New York City’s cultural history from the 1910’s to the 1970’s through art, literature, and architecture.
Watch powerful foreign films that serve as catalysts for post-screening discussions about present-day issues in the associated geopolitical regions.