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Writing History for the Public

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Apr. 21, Apr. 28, and May 5 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This seminar style course, taught by Hettie Williams, focuses on using the historical method to write about various topics in history for the public. In this class, we will work through the process of research, writing, fact-checking and pitching while developing a publishable article for public consumption. To accomplish this goal, we will read and discuss some of the best writings by historians published in the popular press while learning how to develop an accessible online portfolio of publications.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

 

Writing History for the Public

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Apr. 21, Apr. 28, and May 5 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This seminar style course, taught by Hettie Williams, focuses on using the historical method to write about various topics in history for the public. In this class, we will work through the process of research, writing, fact-checking and pitching while developing a publishable article for public consumption. To accomplish this goal, we will read and discuss some of the best writings by historians published in the popular press while learning how to develop an accessible online portfolio of publications.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

 

Writing History for the Public

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Apr. 21, Apr. 28, and May 5 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This seminar style course, taught by Hettie Williams, focuses on using the historical method to write about various topics in history for the public. In this class, we will work through the process of research, writing, fact-checking and pitching while developing a publishable article for public consumption. To accomplish this goal, we will read and discuss some of the best writings by historians published in the popular press while learning how to develop an accessible online portfolio of publications.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

 

What’s in a Song?

Class Schedule: Thursdays – March 31, April 7, and April 14. | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three session virtual course, taught by Aaron Furgason, will explore why we love the songs that we do and dismiss so many others. The class will explore the production and elements of a hit song, the influence of record labels on the production of hit songs, and the methods record labels use to promote and market hit songs. Discussions amongst the participants will focus on the influence of family, friends, media, culture, and subcultures in our understanding and attraction to certain songs.

Instructor: Aaron Furgason, Monmouth University Professor of Radio and Film, as well as previous professional experience working in the music and radio industries.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

What’s in a Song?

Class Schedule: Thursdays – March 31, April 7, and April 14. | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three session virtual course, taught by Aaron Furgason, will explore why we love the songs that we do and dismiss so many others. The class will explore the production and elements of a hit song, the influence of record labels on the production of hit songs, and the methods record labels use to promote and market hit songs. Discussions amongst the participants will focus on the influence of family, friends, media, culture, and subcultures in our understanding and attraction to certain songs.

Instructor: Aaron Furgason, Monmouth University Professor of Radio and Film, as well as previous professional experience working in the music and radio industries.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

What’s in a Song?

Class Schedule: Thursdays – March 31, April 7, and April 14. | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three session virtual course, taught by Aaron Furgason, will explore why we love the songs that we do and dismiss so many others. The class will explore the production and elements of a hit song, the influence of record labels on the production of hit songs, and the methods record labels use to promote and market hit songs. Discussions amongst the participants will focus on the influence of family, friends, media, culture, and subcultures in our understanding and attraction to certain songs.

Instructor: Aaron Furgason, Monmouth University Professor of Radio and Film, as well as previous professional experience working in the music and radio industries.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

Writing Memoir (Advanced)

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Mar. 10, Mar. 17, and Mar. 24 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Mike Farragher (88) builds on the wildly popular Intro to Memoir Writing workshops with an emphasis on character development, dialogue, and scene setting that will make any story a page turner. Practical lessons are interspersed with writing prompts to get the creativity going during this 3 week course. No prior writing experience needed and all levels welcome!

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

Writing Memoir (Advanced)

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Mar. 10, Mar. 17, and Mar. 24 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Mike Farragher (88) builds on the wildly popular Intro to Memoir Writing workshops with an emphasis on character development, dialogue, and scene setting that will make any story a page turner. Practical lessons are interspersed with writing prompts to get the creativity going during this 3 week course. No prior writing experience needed and all levels welcome!

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

Writing Memoir (Advanced)

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Mar. 10, Mar. 17, and Mar. 24 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Mike Farragher (88) builds on the wildly popular Intro to Memoir Writing workshops with an emphasis on character development, dialogue, and scene setting that will make any story a page turner. Practical lessons are interspersed with writing prompts to get the creativity going during this 3 week course. No prior writing experience needed and all levels welcome!

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.

History of Slavery in New Jersey

Class Schedule: Thursdays – Feb. 17, Feb. 24, and Mar. 3 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM

This three-session virtual course taught by Rick Geffken will cover the period of historic New Jersey slavery starting in the 1620s to the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865. Attendees will learn that New Jersey was the last northern state to agree to abolish slavery once and for all, after many furtive attempts. The course will highlight the enslavement of African Americans and Lenape Native Americans in Monmouth County. Runaway slave ads in newspapers, maps, and images of the enslaved and slaveholders will illustrate how endemic and important slavery was to the growth of the Garden State. Stories gathered from contemporary descendants of enslaved people will provide insight into a vital part of American history only now coming to public attention. Attendees will be introduced to the work of many scholars who have studied and published books on slavery in New Jersey.

Zoom Link will be provided upon registration.