Course Descriptions: Spring 2014 - HTY 210: Maine History
Instructor: Jennifer Pickard
Description: This course will concern the history of the area we now know of as Maine, from prehistoric times to the end of the 20th Century. We will look at Maine’s society, economy and politics. As we go through the course it will be important to think about the impact of geography and the environment, outside and local events, and the pendulum swing between conflict and stability, on Maine’s history. These factors helped shape the lives of Maine residents, and we will observe their impact by looking at the lives of ordinary people. This being a history class, we will be focusing on change over time as well as the process of “doing” history. Included are exercises that will require your active participation in the evaluation of historical sources. “Doing” history will help you fine-tune your ability to evaluate historical interpretations of the past.