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student-learning-styleAmerican Military University offers HIST480, a special history course that changes depending on interest and availability. History and military history undergrads can use HIST480 to help fulfill one concentration requirement, and just about everyone can use it fulfill a general elective.

Given the limited availability of these courses, they tend to be packed. Currently, there are more than 20 students taking a course on Viking history.

Unfortunately, there are no more scheduled HIST480 courses for this year, but interested students should start making plans now for next year.

Tentative Schedule for 2014

*The following is a tentative (unofficial) schedule for 2014 on the topics covered in HIST480.

January 2014 — Irish History to 1922

This class will provide a survey of Irish history from its earliest accounts through the rising of 1916 and Ireland’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1922. The class will discuss multiple aspects of Irish history and the influence of English conquest and eventual independence on Ireland’s national identity.

March 2014 — History of the Viking World

This class will look at the lives of the people in Scandinavia, the exploration of the people often called the Vikings and the way that the raids and incursions by these people shaped the development of Europe. Topics will cover early settlement, religion, trade, exploration, and warfare.

July 2014 — Scottish History

This class will discuss the history of the Northern half of Britain from its earliest people through the Jacobite Rebellion in 1745. Topics to be discussed will be Macbeth, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, James I, Bonnie Prince Charlie, the interactions between England and Scotland and how that shaped the history of the Scottish state.

*Courses referenced in this article are subject to change without notice. Please contact your academic advisor before making plans to enroll in this or any other course if you have questions regarding scheduling and availability. OnlineLearningTips.com is not responsible for errors or discrepancies in references to existing or planned courses at American Military University.

By Scott Manning
Online Learning Tips, Student Contributor

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