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LSC-University Park History Department

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The Lone Star College-University Park History Department provides a variety of courses designed to increase student knowledge and understanding of the history of our nation and state.

It offers fully transferable lower-division courses which examine American History from Colonial times to the present. The courses fulfill associate degree requirements. Texas History courses examine the unique history of Texas and can be used to fulfill 3 hours of the 6-hour History requirement for obtaining a bachelor’s degree from a public university in the state of Texas.

Experienced, highly qualified faculty provide instruction in a variety of formats designed to meet the individual needs of students. In addition to small, traditional face-to-face classes, courses are also offered online.

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Department of History, Humanities and Philosophy Brochure

Upcoming Fall 2022 Master Your Class Events

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Master Your Class - Promotional Event
Tuesday, September 6 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 12.201 Blue Assembly
Come learn about Master Your Class and all the information sessions that we will have this semester.

Master Your Class - How to Connect with Your Professor
Wednesday, September 7 |11:00 a.m. - Noon | SLRC Teaching Gallery 
Are you new to college? Are you unsure how to interact or communicate with your professor? Join Katie Truax, history and humanities faculty, to talk about getting the most out of your relationship with your professors.

Master Your Class - 5 Schoolwork Hacks to Start Strong
Monday, September 12 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery 
Do you struggle to get organized? Do you lose documents and files that you need? Join Jamie Stoops, history faculty, to learn about easy ways to set yourself up for success in class.

Master Your Class - Getting Back on Track
Tuesday, September 13 |  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Are you worried about your classes? Do you feel stressed out? Join Carli Hopf, ESOL faculty, to discuss how to get on top of your classes and reach your goals in college.

Master Your Class - Reading Primary Sources
Monday, September 19 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery 
Join Katie Truax, history and humanities faculty, to discuss techniques for reading primary sources. You are welcome to bring your class document to the session for us to look at.

Master Your Class - Writing Actively, Writing Better 
Tuesday, September 20 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery
What is the difference between active and passive voice? Why does it matter and how can it make your writing better? Join Kevin Tucker, history faculty, to learn about this often overlooked writing skill.

Master Your Class - Reading Secondary Sources
Thursday, September 29 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Join Katie Truax, history and humanities faculty, to discuss techniques for reading secondary sources. You are welcome to bring your class document to the session for us to look at.

Master Your Class - Promotional Event
Monday, October 3 | 11 a.m. - Noon | SLRC Teaching Gallery 
Come learn about Master Your Class and all the information sessions that we will have this semester.

Master Your Class - Using Quotes and Paraphrases 
Tuesday, October 4 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Join Kevin Tucker, history faculty, to learn when and how to use quotes and paraphrases in your writing.

Master Your Class - Panic Button: Help for Class Struggles
Monday, October 10 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery
If you feel panicked or even just a little worried about your classes, hit the Panic Button! Join us for a solutions-focused problem-solving session.

Master Your Class - How to Get the Most Out of College
Tuesday, October 11 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Are you new to college? Would you like to learn about everything the college experience has to offer? Join Chelsea Davis-Bibb, English faculty, to discuss academics, clubs, relationships, and everything in between.

Master Your Class - Panic Button: Help for Class Struggles
Monday, October 24 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery 
If you feel panicked or even just a little worried about your classes, hit the Panic Button! Join us for a solutions-focused problem-solving session.

Spring 2022 Master Your Class Recordings

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Master Your Class - Using Chicago Style
Wednesday, March 30
Librarian Elaine Patton and Professor Katie Truax host an informational session on how to use Chicago Style citations.

Master Your Class - What are the Humanities and Why Should You Care?
Wednesday, March 9
Professors Amy Young and Katie Truax host an in-depth discussion about the Humanities.

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Master Your Class - Writing Actively, Writing Better
Monday, March 7
Professors Kevin Tucker and Katie Truax host an informational session with tips, tricks, and advice on how to improve your writing skills.

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Master Your Class - Bringing UP Your History Grade
Monday, February 28 

Need some help in with your history class?  Professor Katie Truax hosts a session with great ideas to help you get that history grade to an A!

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Master Your Class - Using Quotes and Paraphrases
Wednesday, February 23 
Professors Kevin Tucker and Katie Truax host a great session on how to correctly use quotes and paraphrases in your writing.

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Master Your Class - Using Chicago Style
Tuesday, February 22 
Join Librarian Elaine Patton and Professor Katie Truax for an informational session on how to properly use Chicago Style Citations. 

Master Your Class- Getting Started on Your History Paper
Wednesday, February 16 

Feeling stuck on where to begin?  Professors David Cameron and Katie Truax outline some ways to help you get your thoughts organized and put pen to paper!

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Master Your Class - How Successful Students Study
Monday, February 14th

How successful do you want to be?  Professor Katie Truax  divulges some great tips and advice on how to maximize your study sessions.

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Master Your Class- The Truth About Online Classes
Thursday, February 10

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Master Your Class- 5 Schoolwork Hacks to Start Strong
Tuesday, February 8

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Master Your Class-Returning to In-Person Class
Monday, January 31

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Spring 2022 Community Lecture Series

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Still Unholy: Life in Palestine One Year Later
Monday, March 28 
Join us for the presentation with Professor Kristen Khalaf as she shares her experiences as a Palestinian living in America and the land and human rights issues facing Palestine today.

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Click here to view last year's lecture event- Unholy: Life In Palestine

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Fall 2021 History Moments Calendar

History Moments - What are the Humanities and Why Should You Care?
Tuesday, Sept. 7 | 11 - Noon | Virtual

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What to Expect in College History Class 
Wednesday, Sept. 8 | 11 - Noon | Virtual

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Get Yourself Organized: How to handle files, documents, and class materials
Monday, September 13 | 10-11:00 am | Virtual

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Using Quotes and Paraphrases
Thursday, September 16 | 2-3:00 pm | SLRC Teaching Gallery – B12.805


How to Do Well in Online Classes
Tuesday, Sept. 21 | 11 - Noon | Virtual


Getting your History Paper Started
Thurs, Sept. 30 | 3-4:00 p.m. | Virtual


Advocating for Yourself in College and Beyond
Tuesday, Oct. 5 | 11 - Noon | SLRC Teaching Gallery - B12.805


Writing for History Courses- Thesis, Evidence, and Chicago Notation
Wednesday, Oct. 6 | 4 - 5:00 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery - B12.805


Writing Actively, Writing Better
Tuesday October 12 | 11-Noon | SLRC Teaching Gallery – B12.805


What are the Humanities and Why Should You Care?: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, Oct. 14 | 11 - Noon | SLRC Teaching Gallery - B12.805


Spring 2021 History Event Recordings

History Moments: What are the Humanities and Why Should You Care? with Professor Amy Young
Tuesday, Jan. 26 

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Unholy: Life in Palestine, the Holy Land
Wednesday, Jan. 27

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History Moments: What to Expect from College History Class with Professor Katie Truax
Friday, Jan. 29

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How to Be a Good Online Student with Professor Katie Truax
Monday, Feb. 1 

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Evaluating Online Sources with Professor David Buie
Thursday, Feb. 4 

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Getting Started on Your History Paper with Professor David Cameron
Tuesday, Feb. 9 

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How to Communicate with Your Professor with Professor Katie Truax
Friday, Feb. 12 

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Using Quotes: Why, When, and How to Quote Primary and Secondary Sources with Professor Kevin Tucker
Thursday, Feb. 25 

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Making History: What Are Oral Histories and How To Record One with Professor Jamie Stoops
Monday, March 1

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A Discussion in Civil War Memory: The Lost Cause & the Manipulation of the American Mind
Tuesday, March 2

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How to Avoid Plagiarism in Your Papers with Professor David Cameron
Thursday, March 4

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Making a Historical Argument with Professor Matt Keyworth
Monday, March 8

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What are the Humanities and Why Should You Care? with Professor Amy Young
Tuesday, March 9 

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Matthew Keyworth, Ph.D.
Department Chair
281.290.5056
Office: B13.807

Jonathan Anderson, M.M.
Dean
281.401..5313
Office: B112.115 H

David Cameron, Ph.D.
Faculty
832.519.2885
Office: B13.408

Andrew Dunsky, M.A.
Faculty
281.290.2639
Office: B12.628

Jamie Stoops, Ph.D.
Faculty
281.401.5385
Office:B12.630

Katherine Truax
Faculty
Office: B12.510

Kevin Tucker, M.A.
Faculty
281.290.2771
Office: B12.618

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