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Wed, 2 Dec 2009 14:17:07 -0500
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Sharon Bloomquist <[log in to unmask]>
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Graduate Students:

To take a course with a Consortium University, such as American 
University, please visit the Registrar's Consortium website at 
http://registrar.gmu.edu/consortium/index.html.  The contact person in 
the Registrar's Office is Louise Murray.  Her email is [log in to unmask]  
She will provide the paperwork necessary for you to register for the 
course below or any other Consortium course you wish to take. After 
completing the paperwork, please return the form to me in the Graduate 
Office.  Consortium Courses require approval of the Graduate Director of 
your program as well as the Dean of Graduate Academic Affairs. 

Good luck.


Mack Holt wrote:
> Dear History MA and PhD Students,
> I enclose below a memo from the chair of the History Dept. at American 
> Univ., about a graduate class being offered at AU in the Spring that 
> may interest some of you on "America's National Parks." It will meet 
> on Wednesdays from 2:10 to 4:50 p.m. You can contact the chair at AU 
> if you have more questions, or contact Sharon if you need to know what 
> to do to take a class through the Consortium.
> Mack Holt
> ********************
> Dear History Colleagues:
> I am writing to alert you and your students to an incredibly exciting 
> graduate course that will be offered this coming spring at American 
> University.
> History 688.001: "America's National Parks," is about how history is 
> interpreted and, importantly, experienced in America's National Parks. 
>  It will combine course work, site visits and directed research on 
> historical interpretation in the parks themselves.   It will include 
> study of the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, Arlington, 
> Antietam, Harpers Ferry, and the Korean War Memorial, all in the 
> Washington area.  It will focus especially on the new Flight 93 
> Memorial park that is being developed in Pennsylvania where passengers 
> forced terrorists to crash a plane in order to prevent it continuing 
> on its mission to attack Washington. Students in the class will have 
> an opportunity to meet and talk with historians, NPS personnel and 
> others involved in the creation of this new park.
> The course will be taught by David Thelen, a leading U.S. historian 
> and, for sixteen years, the editor of the/ Journal of American 
> History/.  Among his many books is/ The Presence of the Past/,, 
> co-authored with the late Roy Rosenzweig of George Mason University. 
>  Thelen will be joined by David Larsen, who directs interpretive 
> services for the National Parks and is the author of/ Meaningful 
> Interpretation: How to Connection Hearts and Minds to Places, Objects, 
> and other Resources/.
> The class  will meet (occasionally) from 2:10-4:50 on Wednesday 
> afternoons (though much of the work will be done in the field and 
> special exceptions can be made for students with conflicts).
> Organized by American  University's public history program, this is a 
> course for anyone who cares deeply about how history is interpreted 
> and experienced on the American Landscape.
> If you have questions about the course, please contact us at: 
> _*[log in to unmask]*_ <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Cheers,
> Robert Griffith
> Professor of History and Chair
> Department of History
> 139 Battelle Tompkins
> American University
> 4400 Massachusetts Ave.,NW
> Washington, D.C. 20016-8038
> tel: 202-885-2401, -2419
> fax: 202-885-6166
> http://www.american.edu/cas/hist/
> -- 
> ********************
> Mack P. Holt
> Professor of History, Director of MA Program
> Dept. of History and Art History
> Mail Stop 3G1
> George Mason University
> Fairfax, VA 22020-4444
> Tel.: (703)-993-1259
> Fax: (703)-993-1251
> Email: [log in to unmask]

Sharon Bloomquist
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University
Phone:  (703) 993-1248    Fax:  (703) 993-1251
Hours:  Mon - Thu, 7:30 - 4:00
Department Website: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/

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