A New Semester

 Rotunda of the Liberal Arts Center at Marywood University, Scranton, Pa. Photo by Jonathan W. Wilson

Rotunda of the Liberal Arts Center at Marywood University, Scranton, Pa. Photo by Jonathan W. Wilson

Next week, I'll begin a semester of teaching history courses at the University of Scranton and, across town, Marywood University.

At the U. of S., I'm teaching World History I—a course surveying human history up to 1500. At Marywood, I get to teach the first half of the U.S. survey (to 1865) for the department of social sciences. I'm really excited about both courses; I'll be experimenting with some new approaches and readings in both cases.

I'm also happy to be affiliated with both of these beautiful schools, which occupy prime spots here in the Lackawanna Valley of northeastern Pennsylvania. They have a reputation for exceptional regard for undergraduate education in the liberal arts, and the new colleagues I've met are wonderful.