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Senior courses in History, Politics and Events

Explore our human history from the dawn of man to the events from today’s news headlines.

Individuals over 60 never pay tuition, only fees!

Civil War History: Spies and Women Soldiers
Examine the duties and actions of these courageous women. Learn how female soldiers disguised themselves as men and what motivated them to join the war effort.

Democratic Party in Maryland Since World War II

Selecting a slice of Maryland Democratic Party history, examine the influences and changes the party has experienced since 1945.

Enlightenment in Colonial Maryland
Explore the Enlightenment ideas and how they are demonstrated in intellectual, cultural, political, religious and scientific life in Maryland in the century before the American Revolution.

First Ladies of the United States

Examine the lives, roles and effectiveness of the wives of different presidents of the United States.

First Ladies of the United States, Part 4

First Ladies of the United States, Part 5

History of the 1960s, Part II: Activism, Protests, Counterculture, and Change
Examine the redefining of American society and culture through activism and protest.

Historical Individuals of the American Civil War
Examine and evaluate the lives and achievements of some eminent and not-so-well-known historical figures of the Civil War.

Historical Topics of Baltimore
Focus on some of the fascinating and significant topics in the city's history that include five specific areas of historical interest.

History and Hidden Gems of Patapsco Valley State Park
Join us as we learn about the history, growth, significance and ecology of the park from the author of "Images of America: Patapsco Valley State Park".

History of American Baseball
America's favorite past time continues to be a very important part of American society and culture.

History of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Learn about the life and legacy of Johns Hopkins who influenced the planning, opening and development of the hospital and medical school.

History of Photography
Explore the contributions and interrelationships of major photographers, art movements, culture, and the effects of changing technology on the photographic image.

History of the American Presidency: Washington to Monroe
Explore the legacies of Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe.

History of the American Presidency: Adams to Polk
Continue examining the U.S. presidency through the legacies of John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and James Polk.

Players in History, Part IV
Discuss and examine the achievements and lives of well-known and not-so-well-known historical individuals.

Presidential Blunders: From George Washington to George Bush
Discover some of the most notable blunders presidents have made throughout U.S. history.

The 1970's - The Pivot of Change
View this era from the Watergate Scandal that rocked Washington and the nation to the end of the Vietnam War.

The 2020 Presidential Election: Trump vs ???
Explore the developments and issues of the 2020 presidential campaign in a non-partisan way.

The Age of Innocence: History of the 1960’s

Explore this time when America’s high goals, big dreams, and aspirations for the future seems limitless from the Presidential election through the Civil Rights Movement and moon landing.

U.S. History through the Decades: 19th Century-1800 to 1809
Examine the U.S. emergence as a new and growing republic under the presidency of Thomas Jefferson.