Course Description

Features Ken Burns' highly acclaimed PBS documentary series. Brings the people, issues, places, and ideas of the Civil War to life. Reviews the chronology of events for this period, highlighting the impact of the war on America today.

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Section Title
The Civil War
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (5 units) $495.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
  1. Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner, Harper Perennial Modern Classics.  ISBN: 978-0062354518.
  2. New Perspectives on the Civil War: Myths and Realities of the National Conflict by John Simon and Michael Stevens, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN: B01FJ02E2M.
  3. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson, Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0195168952.
Section Notes

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 3 days of enrollment will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please return all course materials you have received. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Section Materials
  • DVD (Mandatory) Ken Burns: The Civil War by Ken Burns PBS ISBN B004AR4WSA
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