FYS-183 Investigate the Battlefield of Gettysburg

Instructor: Adjunct Instructor David Timothy Booz
Department: Civil War Era Studies

Course Description:
Almost everyone who comes to Gettysburg College knows that there was a battle here sometime in the past. Many know that it was a pivotal battle in the American Civil War. However, how many know the actual battlefield of Gettysburg? What happened in this battle? Today, the battlefield is covered with monuments, paved roads and tourists. How did this happen? This seminar uses class presentations, discussions, small group research projects, writing assignments, computer technology, and field trips to explore the battlefield and its history. Students spend time on the battlefield, write descriptions of their work, analyze and evaluate their findings, and make presentations to the seminar class.