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History is the most inclusive and wide-ranging of intellectual pursuits. No other discipline offers more to those who take seriously one of the central purposes of humanistic studies: to educate an informed, thinking, and aware society capable of meeting the challenges of the new century. Gain an understanding of the present and training for the future by building a foundation through knowledge of the past with our history classes.

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The Mystique of Route 66 in Missouri

Route 66 has become much more than a fond American memory in the years since its decline. From Sir Paul McCartney cruising Route 66 for his 66th birthday to a Route 66-themed nightclub in Thailand, find out why this highway has captured the imagination of so many around the world. Explore the mystique of Route 66 and discover locations near St. Louis where Route 66 is still alive today! 
HIST-708 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F01 W 7-8:30 p.m. | Douglas Schneider
Sept. 23 | Online 

NEW! Put a Stamp on It: The Postal Service in St. Louis, 1804-Present

It is said that the postal service is what united the United States. Enjoy an overview of the U.S. Postal Service in St. Louis, tracing its history from before Missouri became a state to present day. Class features a visual tour of select St. Louis area post offices with unique qualities. Instructor will discuss the first transcontinental mail route which started in St. Louis and ended in California. 
HIST-708 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F02 W 7-8:30 p.m. | Douglas Schneider
Oct. 7 | Online 

NEW! Vice Presidents from Adams to Pence: Their Role and History

Dismissed by John Adams as “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived,” the vice presidency has evolved into a highly sought-after and important position in government. Examine the history of the vice presidency, its occupants and changing roles, and the pivotal vice presidents who channeled the development of the office.   
HIST-703 | 1 session | $18.50 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F01 Th 7-9 p.m. | James Gallen
Oct. 29 | Online 

The Politics of Population Part II: Migration

During the Middle Ages, people rarely traveled more than seven miles beyond their place of birth. In other periods of human history, massive pockets of humanity uprooted themselves and their families in search of new circumstances or to escape those which were no longer tenable. This second installment of the population series will examine patterns of human migration. Specifically, this investigation will focus on large-scale relocation resulting from factors related directly to changes in weather and climate. Join us as we work to understand the forces driving contemporary migrations and connect them to their historical counterparts. Recommended prerequisite: The Politics of Population Part I: Homefront. 
HIST-765 | 1 session | $19 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
F02 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Katie Hagerty Young
Sept. 29 | Online

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