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Summer 2014 course spotlight

CSHS 3932-81
Revolutionary America
Elmwood Campus
Thursdays 6:00pm-8:50pm
Instructor: Dr. Lee Smith

The American Revolution was not only the war for independence from England, but a transformational period in which colonists formulated new ideologies, institutions, and social relationships. This course, which is structured in both lecture and seminar format, encompasses the period between 1763 and 1787 and addresses the circumstances and events leading to both the American Revolutionary War and the revolution in American society. It examines the cultural, political, social, and economic factors which caused a revolution in thought and action among colonial citizens in North America - revolution which resulted in the creation of the new nation and the transformation of British colonists into American citizens.

Dean Rick Marksbury explains the history of this SCS satellite:

"For more than 100 years, the only place SCS was located was on the uptown campus in New Orleans. We offered classes in the evening and that worked out very well. But as we began to grow in the '90s, we knew we needed to expand. We decided to open our first satellite campus in Jefferson Parish, in the Elmwood area. We've been there now for 15 years; we've gone through three expansions and we're getting ready to start our fourth expansion."

He continues, "It’s been a very popular move. It's a commuting area. People come home in the evening and they go to class. There's plenty of free parking. It's easy to come in and to leave. Because of that, we decided to offer afternoon classes as well. The Elmwood campus has been nothing but a total success."

  • 1275 average enrollment
  • 81 faculty
  • 90 courses taught

Contact information

800 E. Commerce Rd.
Suite 100
Harahan, LA 70123

(504) 865-5333

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (during semester)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (off-semester)

Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (when classes are in session)


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