HIST 9210: The Vietnam War: An International Perspective

Posted by Fitchburg State University on January 17, 2023 at 2:45 PM

Looking for a history course to take this summer? Then check out the Summer B 2023 course, HIST 9210: The Vietnam War: An International Perspective.

From the early twentieth century, Vietnamese resistance against French colonialism
became a long struggle led by Ho Chi Minh. After the Japanese invasion during the Second World War, the American OSS cooperated with Vietnamese forces against Japan and then supported their independence. But during the Cold War, the domino theory led Washington to increasingly view Southeast Asia as a key area to resist Communism. After the division of Vietnam into North and South in 1954, America made a commitment to build up South Vietnam and this led to the decade-long war which took many lives. This class examines the wars in Vietnam in global perspective and the impact of the conflict on the peoples of Southeast Asia.

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Topics: Economics, History, and Political Science

New Course Spring 23 - Imperialism, War and Resistance HIST 9031

Posted by Fitchburg State University on December 5, 2022 at 9:05 AM

Burning of Arochukwo, Nigeria, 1901.  Imperial arson was widespread.

Before the World Wars, before D-Day, Stalingrad, Verdun, and the Somme, the major western powers of Europe and the Americas enjoyed decades of relative peace.  but this era of peace was actually a period of almost incessant war:  by the turn of the last century European imperial powers and states with predominantly European settler populations, had taken control over vast areas of the globe in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. This class will examine this era of global war, focusing on both methods of conquest and on the emergence of multiple forms of resistance. We will look at both similarities and differences between conquest and resistance in regions including, the Great Plains, the Pampas or grasslands of Argentina, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Humanities

Top 5 reasons to register early

Posted by Caroline Lanni on November 22, 2022 at 3:08 PM

Have you ever heard the saying “the early bird gets the worm?" Well it’s true for course registration too! Students who register for courses early receive the most benefits.

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your degree, take a course for professional development, or take a class prior to applying to a program, it’s important to get an early start. With a busy schedule including working full time, children and family responsibilities, students often find that careful planning for all aspects of life is crucial.

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Topics: General

Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Posted by Caroline Lanni on November 15, 2022 at 2:55 PM

Have you ever thought about why some individuals and groups are more privileged than others or what you can do to help prevent domestic violence? You are invited to explore these and other related questions in the Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies three credit course being offered online through School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education (SGOCE) during the upcoming Winter Session, 12/28/22 through 1/17/23.

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Topics: Programs, General

MBA grad recommends this program to any parent

Posted by Caroline Lanni on August 8, 2022 at 1:52 PM

Tania Raquel Londono-Rivera, '22 received her MBA this past May and her education is not stopping there. She is now currently working as a business manager for a primary care practice in Cape Cod, while also being enrolled in Walden University and starting her first semester online for her doctorate program in Healthcare Administration.

"I'm beyond proud of this achievement. I plan on climbing up the ladder to soon become a CEO or open up my own private care practice. I'm beyond excited for this new journey," said Londono-Rivera.

Fitchburg State has been one of the best universities I have ever attended. It has given me the opportunities to go to school online while being a mom, being a wife, full time worker, and it has been one of the best experiences for me.  I recommend anybody that has children and wants to attend school while working on their own time to go to school. I am so grateful to have been able to graduate this past May. I highly recommend this program to any parent and any person in general," she said.


Learn more about our Music Theory/Composition Minor

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Topics: Alumni

How Fitchburg State's Online MBA let a recent graduate get the job she wanted

Posted by Caroline Lanni on July 22, 2022 at 11:51 AM

Even though Shannon Frechette ‘22 is from Suffield, Connecticut, she chose to attend Fitchburg State. Why? Because of our online MBA's flexibility, which allowed her the ability to also work part-time. 

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Topics: Our Students, mba

2,022 Reasons Why 2022 Is YOUR Year To Go Back To School

Posted by Caroline Lanni on July 12, 2022 at 4:22 PM

Wow... that's a lot of reasons to finish your degree. On second thought, that may be too many reasons, and is sounding more and more like a book.

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Topics: Events, Webinars, information session

Explore Music & Culture from Around the World

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 8, 2022 at 2:04 PM

Do you love music and wish you had the resources to travel the world experiencing it all first hand? Now you don't have to.


This summer, from July 11 through August 14, World Music will be offered online at Fitchburg State. From the comfort of your home, you can experience the culture of Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Spain, Ireland, Latin America, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, and Indonesia.  

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Topics: Programs

Nazi Germany What We Know Now

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 6, 2022 at 2:31 PM

Do you want to learn more about the turbulent dictatorship in Nazi Germany? Sign up for this one week institute being offered during the upcoming Summer Session B starting July 11.

Since the fall of Nazi Germany, historians have uncovered an enormous amount of information and have advanced many explanations for the rise of the Nazi dictatorship and for its hold over German society and development of radical racist and genocidal policies.

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Topics: Programs

Graduate Commencement Ceremony, May 12, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 13, 2022 at 11:55 AM

It was all smiles at last evening's School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education Commencement Ceremony. Graduates and their families, and friends gathered at the Fitchburg State University Athletics Recreation Center to receive their advanced degrees. If you missed the ceremony, you can watch it in it's entirety on FATV.

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Topics: Programs, Events, Community

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