Letters From an American Sections A and B

Section A
ALL1346-HC     First 6 Weeks      Mondays     10:30-11:50    Start Date 9-Sep

Grossman 115             Limit 20

ALL1346-HZ     First 6 Weeks       Mondays     10:30-11:50    Start Date   9-Sep
Zoom                            Limit 10

Section B
ALL1377-HC      Second 6 Weeks      Mondays 10:30-11:50    Start Date 28-Oct
Grossman 115             Limit 20

ALL1377-HZ     Second 6 Weeks      Mondays 10:30-11:50    Start Date 28-Oct
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. Some of the most entertaining and enriching classes he has taken at ALL involve a learned discussion of current events. He hopes this class, focused on viewing the national news though the lens of American history, will be similar.