**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,
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
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
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.