Summer 2017

Each summer the Department of History offers regular History courses for PLU and visiting students.

For Summer 2017, the course offering is during the June session (Term I): Professor Halvorson’s Hist 388 Early Western Civilizations. The course is offered entirely online. See the following description for more information. To register, visit

For a preview of Dr. Halvorson teaching the course, see

HIST 388: ST: Early Western Civilizations – SO   ONLINE

Prof. Michael Halvorson

June 2017, Summer Term 1 (no set meeting time, but plan for daily assignments and activities Mon-Fri)

History 388 is a special topics course that covers the history of western civilizations from ancient Mesopotamia to the Early Middle Ages in Europe. The course introduces students to major themes in the development of western society, religion, politics, art, and literature. We investigate historical problems, conduct online research, write short essays and a research paper, and interact completely online! Monday-Friday assignments are required but on your own schedule (no set time for class).

4 credits