August 17, 2018
We wrote last year about Penn State’s “HIST 197- History of Penn State” course that debuted for the Fall 2017 semester. Penn State News featured the course’s creation at that time:
“The History of Penn State” grew out of discussions with several Penn State alumni who serve on the board of the Nittany Valley Society (NVS), which works to “cultivate appreciation for the history, customs, and spirit of the Nittany Valley.” NVS Board member Steve Garguilo, 2009 alumnus in information sciences and technology, provided financial support for the course through the Stephen D. Garguilo Nittany Valley Society University History Endowment.
“This course has been a long time coming,” notes Michael Milligan, Penn State senior lecturer in history, who created and will be teaching the course. “Using Penn State as the backdrop, I want students to be able to analyze and interpret significant developments not only in American higher education, but in American history as well.”
It was popular in its first offering, and now is being offered for the second time during the fast-approaching Fall 2018 semester. Unlike last year, this year the “Penn State history” course benefited from no promotion, yet is once again at capacity with a full roster of 49 students registered for the start of classes on Tuesday, August 21st:
And just as last year, Prof. Milligan will be welcoming occasional trustees, alumni, and visitors to sit-in on the class.