HIST 59000: History of the American Midwest

This course explores the rich and diverse history of the Midwest, emphasizing the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin—collectively known as the Old Northwest Territory. The course will also extend to a broader Midwestern context when examining specific themes. Topics will cover a range of historical events and movements from the early 19th century to the present, reflecting on how this region has shaped and been shaped by broader American and global trends.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

Term: This is a Fall II course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Fall I and Fall II.

Prerequisite(s): Licensed to teach secondary social studies/history in Indiana

Purdue University Northwest

Semester: Fall 2024 – Fall II

Instructor: Dr. Wendy St. Jean

Graduate Credits: 3

Format: Online Asynchronous

Dates: 10/14/24 – 12/14/24

Graduate Certificate Available: No

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