Norwich offers battlefields course
NORTHFIELD — Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies will host a summer course that brings participants to the Vermont and New York battlefields of the Revolutionary War.
The “Staff Ride,” led by expert faculty, begins with three weeks of online studies Aug. 26 and culminates with a six-day guided tour of battlefields in the Champlain Valley.
Hosted by Norwich’s Master of Arts in American history and Master of Arts in military history programs, professor John Grenier will lead discussions through Norwich’s online learning environment based on texts about fighting in the area.
Academic study will be followed by an intensive six-day visit to Rogers Island, Lake George Battlefield, Fort William Henry, Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga, including participation in Fort Ticonderoga’s seminar on the American Revolution.
Norwich University’s Staff Rides give lifelong learners from varying backgrounds a greater understanding of and appreciation for historical military events by visiting the actual battlefields. The course will explore specific battles and the decisions commanders made on the field, and then draw conclusions that can be applied in present and future contexts.
This class is not offered for academic credit and is open to all. Space is limited, and the registration deadline is Aug. 1. To find out more about Staff Rides and to register, go to norwich.edu and select graduate programs, then enrichment opportunities and Staff Rides.
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