Medieval manuscript image showing crusaders attacking a castle.

Student voices: Why take a history survey class?

by Coryn Mulder. This entry comes from Coryn Mulder, a senior nursing student in Professor Karin Maag’s spring online History 151 class, responding to a final exam question about the value of taking a core history class. Her response is featured here with her permission. History 151 covers human history from the Paleolithic era up …

Continue reading Student voices: Why take a history survey class?

The Ups and Downs of Teaching a Core History Class Online

by Karin Maag. Last year, I volunteered for a new assignment. My department was looking for someone to teach an online section of our core history survey, and I agreed to try it. From the outset, I admit, I was unsure about taking this step. After nearly seventeen years in the classroom, I have a …

Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Teaching a Core History Class Online