• Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-30-2020 to 12-07-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    With so many landings in WWII, people forget that in 1915 no one had ever attempted a major amphibious landing under first before.  It would have a huge impact on D-Day in 1944.  This  battle helped define the modern Turkish state.  Teh campaign is often considered to be the beginning of Australian and New Zealand national consciousness; 25 April, the... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2020 to 12-08-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Joan Musbach
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    President George Washington saw the need to raise federal troops and deploy them to put down domestic violence.  In the first such example in American History, President George Washington donned his Revolutionary War uniform and was prepared to act as Commander-in-Chief in the field.  By his side was his Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2020 to 12-01-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-10:30 AM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Molly Ball, National Political Correspondent, TIME
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The House Speaker shattered the "marble ceiling" to become the first woman Speaker—twice. She's been a crucial part of liberal legislative victories from the Affordable Care Act to allowing gay people to serve openly in the military. She's repeatedly confronted President Trump, from calling him a liar to his face to leading the impeachment process to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2020 to 12-01-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Dr. Lopez Matthews, Jr., Historian, Howard University
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Emancipation and Reconstruction brought the challenge of building a new society, in which education was a key imperative.  Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played an historical role in enhancing equal educational opportunity.   They have fostered leadership, scholarship and activism and produced many American notables, including... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-02-2020 to 12-02-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    In one of the great ironies of history, the successful outcome of the French and Indian War triggered a series of events that ultimately led to the American Declaration of Independence. Professor Blaine Davies traveled to upstate New York to visit many of the sites where the war was fought. His presentation will feature a photographic journal of his trip... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-09-2020 to 12-09-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Michael Cude, Ph.D.
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    This course will examine the history of Christmas traditions in the United States. The course will consider how medieval Christians established traditions for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and the process adopted elements from pre-Christian Roman and Germanic holidays to help spread the faith. It will then examine how modern Americans adopted the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-10-2020 to 12-10-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Lola Sparrowhawk
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Ancient documents and archeological sites reveal the story of one of history’s major wars between a military superpower, the Syrian-Greeks, and a Jewish militia in the Judean Hills. Using guerilla warfare and asymmetrical tactics, the band of Jewish patriots won. After the victory in 162 BCE, the holiday that followed, still celebrated today, is named... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2020 to 12-14-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Kim Keeline
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    We’ll look at the many stories surrounding the figure of Santa (and the other men who might be him)—from ancient tradition to the Coca-Cola ads. Along the way you might meet Krampus, Black Peter, and other figures that belong to Christmas traditions. It will be a merry history lesson for the winter... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2020 to 12-16-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    California and the rest of the Southwest became United States territory following the Mexican War, or as some Mexicans describe it, the “war where you stole our country.”  Was it a war justified by “manifest destiny” and Mexican transgressions or was it essentially a land grab?  Professor Blaine Davies explores the causes, the battles and the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-16-2020 to 12-16-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Andrew Michael Cooperman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Discuss the historical figure of Arthur, as opposed to the king of myth and legend. The presentation will also include the society, government and military of Arthurian Britain, as well as the important historical events connected with its... read more
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