The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Bronx Community College seeks Spring 2013 adjunct

My program is in need of an instructor for the workshop/course below for the spring 2013 semester. The salary is equal to that of CUNY adjunct: $2917.80, plus additional monies for professional development.

The course meets MW from 2:00-3:15, and will be hosted by University Heights High School, located at 701 St. Ann’s Ave (by the 2 & 5 trains @ 149th Street/3rd Ave)

Classes start February 4th.

Please have any interested parties email me.

– Matthew J. Cotter

Director, College Now

Bronx Community College, CUNY

305 Butler Hall

2155 University Avenue

Bronx, NY 10453

(718) 289-5976


Debating U.S. History: a pre-college course for spring 2013

Debating US History is a College Now course that builds the academic literacy required of students in a college-level humanities or social science class.  Students will learn to think like historians as they investigate significant events or people from the period of US History spanning the colonial period through the US civil war (roughly 1607-1865).  Historical questions at stake will include: Were the Puritans selfish or selfless? How did the rise of African slavery shape definitions of human freedom? What was revolutionary about the American Revolution? Why did people in the 1830s support Indian removal?  How did women’s rights become an issue? Did Lincoln free the slaves or did enslaved people free themselves?

Student will enter debates around these and other crucial issues that faced Americans and defend their interpretations through the use of historical evidence.  The component skills used in a strong argumentative essay are explicitly modeled and rehearsed in order to support students to do their best work.

Debating US History addresses the content covered in the first semester of the US History and Government course and can convey a high school credit at a principal’s discretion.