ALL1346-HC Second Six Weeks Start Date 18-Mar Mondays 10:30-11:50
Grossman 115 Limit 20
ALL1346-HZ Second Six Weeks Start Date 18-Mar Mondays 10:30-11:50
Zoom Limit 10
Heather Cox Richardson is a Professor of History at Boston College and the author of seven books on history and politics. This course is based on her highly successful “Letters from an American,” a nightly newsletter covering national events in the context of American history. I or someone from the class will lead a discussion each week on one or more of her letters selected from the previous week. I find Heather’s articles fascinating – insightful and thought provoking. I hope you will as well. I intend to keep discussions fact based and apolitical. Students are expected to obtain a subscription to her digital newsletter; both free and paid versions are available on her website and emailed to you daily. They are short and easily read in a few minutes. A few days before each class, I will pick which articles from the previous week you should read. Once you subscribe to her newsletter, however, I think you will want to read them every day!
Text: Students are expected to obtain a subscription to her digital newsletter; both free and paid versions are available at https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/ and emailed to you daily. They are short and easily read in a few minutes.
Coordinator: Paul Coteus
Paul is a retired physicist and IBM Fellow. He enjoys meeting new people and engaging in thoughtful discussion. He hopes this class, focused on viewing the national news through the lens of American history, will meet both goals.