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Coastals Lifelong Learning offers fall history courses

September 14, 2005

Beginning in September and October, Coastal Carolina Universitys Lifelong Learning program will offer four noncredit history courses from German and English history to the history of the radio at the Myrtle Beach and Waccamaw higher education centers. The following courses are offered:

Overview of Modern Germany Instructor Don Ullmann will discuss German history from the days of the Roman Empire through World War II and the rise of modern Germany. The eight-week course will begin Sept. 28 at the Myrtle Beach Higher Education Center and Oct. 13 at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center.

The Tudors and the Stuarts Sam Syme will lead an in-depth course on the development of modern England from William the Conquerors victories in 1066 to the end of the Stuart line in 1714. Students will examine the development of Norman government, the Crusades and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the War of the Roses and the rise of the Tudors, the Elizabethan Era and the growth of Anglicanism, the Civil War and Cromwell, and the Restoration and the Age of Queen Anne. The eight-week course will start Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center.

Radio Goes to War Radio host Mike Diem will describe the role of radio during wartime, from classic news reports and the first live, battlefield broadcasts to its significance as a morale builder. Students will listen to excerpts including entertainer Fanny Brice, FDRs Fireside Chats, coverage of Pearl Harbor and news commentator Paul Harvey. The class will discuss how radio has evolved and changed our culture. The four-week course will start Oct. 13 at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center.

Documenting Historic Buildings Researcher and historian John Dawson will teach students about researching, analyzing and preserving the historical and physical characteristics of buildings. The class will meet weekly at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center, Nov. 15 to Dec. 13.

For more information, directions or registration to the Waccamaw Higher Education Center call 349-4030 or visit For information about the Myrtle Beach Higher Education Center call 349-4051.