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“History of the Far East” Among Three New History Courses to Be Taught at BSC During Spring 2010 Semester

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    Tuesday, September 23 2008
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—A “History of the Far East” will be among three additions to the Spring 2010 Semester courses that will be offered at Bluefield State College.  Dr. David Haus will teach the three-hour course, which will explore the history of China, Japan, India, and the Middle East, 1800-present.  The course will augment the International Studies program at the College.

“This course will examine the period of colonization through the end of colonization, and consider the causes for modern day concerns that have arisen within each country,” the Assistant Professor of History said.  Haus joined the College’s faculty at the start of the Fall 2009 Semester.

He will also teach two new online courses during the spring.  “The first course focuses upon World War II,” he continued.  “It’s more than a history of the war.  We will discuss the causes of the war, how countries dealt with mobilization, and how they’ve fared during the aftermath of WW II.”

The second new online course—“Representative Personalities of the 20th Century—uses biographies of key figures as a strategy for teaching 20th Century world history, according to Haus.  “I have chosen pairs of leaders with opposing points of view, for example—Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin—to examine significant world events,” he explained.
Individuals interested in learning more about these learning opportunities are encouraged to contact Dr. Haus by e-mail (dhaus@bluefieldstate.edu) or phone (304-327-4316).