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**For Immediate Release**
History Revealed at OPSU
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 05/16/06
By Rebecca Bichsel

Goodwell, Okla. -- Interested in history? Looking for general education classes? Oklahoma Panhandle State University is offering two history courses this summer. Late World History and U.S History 1492-1877 are lower-level history courses that can be used to fulfill general education requirements as well as degree requirements for history majors and minors.

Dr. Patrick Maille will take the Late World History class on a journey through 500 years of world history, covering the economic, cultural, political and military aspects of world relations from 1648 to the present. In addition, Maille will discuss topics such as the personal lives of Renaissance artists, the practice of occult magic and how it played a role in the emergence of the scientific revolution, and how the Industrial Revolution led to the development of Hershey chocolate bars and weapons of mass destruction. Late World History will be offered during the May interterm, May 22-31. The class meets every day, Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m.

In U.S. History 1492-1877, Maille will examine American history to the end of Reconstruction, focusing on the social, economic and political forces that shaped modern America. Examples of class topics include the beliefs and attitudes of the people of Salem during the Salem witch trials in the 1690s, what led to a duel between Alexander Hamilton and the Vice President, and how a pregnant fifteen year old became one of the greatest explorers in U.S. history. U.S. History 1492-1877 will be during the summer session, June 1-July 27, and will meet Monday through Thursday at 10-11:40 a.m.

Maille, a Schenectady, N.Y. native, received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech and joined the OPSU history faculty last summer. He studied European history with particular emphasis in Late Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Maille is an avid historian and a self-proclaimed “news-junkie.” Other interests include the history of early Christianity and national politics.

These courses are just two of the many lower-level and upper-level classes offered at OPSU during the May interterm and summer sessions.

For a complete class schedule, visit www.opsu.edu and click on the link to the 2006 May interterm, summer and fall schedule. Contact the Admissions office at 580-349-2611 or toll-free at 1-800-664-6778 to enroll.

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