Traditions & Cultures at IU Course

Expanding the collective understanding of our past

Learn about the fire that spurred the creation of the IU Alumni Association, which intercollegiate sport was first on the university’s roster (hint: it wasn’t basketball), and why they call IU “the mother of college presidents.” Under the guidance of University Historian James Capshew and the Council of University Historians, campuses created new online and traditional courses about the history of Indiana University.

Online courses were  developed in collaboration with the Office of Online Education, and feature for-credit and non-credit options. Non-credit options are available to IU alumni and the general public and will encourage all interested individuals to learn more about IU history.

Project Chair

  • James Capshew, Indiana University Historian 
Campus Courses
Course NameCampusInstructor
HIST J495: The History of IU South Bend 1916-2017IU South BendLisa Zwicker
COLL X112: Traditions and Cultures of Indiana UniversityIU BloomingtonCarl Weinberg
HIST A363: Hoosier Nation, Indiana in American HistoryIUPUI Anita Morgan
IU Expand: IU East Campus HistoryIU East Online
IU Expand: IU History: Campuses & Context IU BloomingtonOnline
Grand Expedition Courses
Course NameCampusInstructor
Borders, Nation Formation, and the Transnational in the UKIU Bloomington Craig Erpelding, Deborah Cohn, and Elaine Monaghan
Chemistry and Society in Germany—20th Century to PresentIU BloomingtonSteve Tait and Cate Reck
History of Psychology in Europe and the UKIU EastDeborah Miller
The Innovation Symposium-Environmental EditionIU KokomoKarla Stouse
Intercultural Competence Development in FranceIU SoutheastValerie Scott
Norwegian History and CultureIU Bloomington Gergana May
The Intimate Lives of WomenIU Bloomington Debby Herbenick
The Via Francigena from Canterbury to RomeIU Bloomington Shannon Gayk
Treks in Provence: Geology, History, and Culture in Southern FranceIU Bloomington Michael Hamburger and Kelly Sax
Landscapes of Violence in Alpine BorderlandsIU Bloomington Roberta Pergher and Mark Roseman