OSHR 1139 - War of 1812: America’s Forgotten War - One That Molded Our Nation

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The War of 1812 has been largely forgotten by most Americans. And yet this war changed forever our nation’s institutions and history. This course will explore the reasons that the war was fought, look at the course of the war itself, but, mainly, will examine the manner in which this war altered American’s perceptions of themselves and their nation. The War of 1812 created the country that we know today.

Readings: Morrison, Samuel Eliot; Steele, Henry, Leutchtenburg, William E.; The Growth of the American Republic, ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0195025934, ISBN-10: 0195025938 (check used books online for a cost effective price)

Howe, Daniel Walker; What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815 - 1848; ISBN-10: 0195392434, ISBN-13: 978-0195392432.

Unger, Harlow Giles; John Quincy Adams; ISBN-10: 0306822652, ISBN-13: 978-0306822650

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.