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Overview Gerald H. Herman, professor and administrator at Northeastern University, was born in 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor's degree in 1965 from Hunter College and his Master's degree in 1967 from Northeastern University, and was appointed to his first teaching position at Northeastern in 1967 as an instructor in the History Department. His focus as a historian has been modern and contemporary European cultural and intellectual history, focusing on the relationships between the...
Overview Beginning in the 1972-1973 academic year, Northeastern's history department offered a two-semester course in Western Civilization that surveyed the major ideas and institutions of Western Civilization from ancient times to the present. Faculty-prepared course note packets were compiled for each unit and included selections from primary and secondary sources, study questions, and summaries of major themes covered. These course packets were published by Northeastern beginning in 1972 and in...