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...
Explore how studying other democracies can shed light on the troubled present—and possible future—of American politics and government.
Explore the key free speech debates that have demarcated the boundaries of what can—and cannot—be said in the United States.
Learn the postwar history of China from the perspective of political, diplomatic, and economic history.
As the world celebrates King Charles III’s coronation, explore centuries of coronation history, traditions, treasures, and scandals in England.
Explore John F. Kennedy’s accomplishments and his vision for the United States that still reverberates today.
Study New York City’s history, from the earliest European encounters with Native Algonquian peoples to the Gilded Age.
Discover the many impressive houses and palaces of Scotland that have played a significant role in history and popular culture.
Explore New York City’s role as a “World City” and how it will change in the future.
Trace the development of the United States as a superpower, from the 19th century to the Vietnam War.
Gain new insights into the Vietnam War and Watergate by examining recorded conversations.
Explore New York City’s cultural history from the 1910’s to the 1970’s through art, literature, and architecture.
Using existing literature and art, explore women’s position in the sociopolitical sphere of the Ancient Near East.