ESP Biography

AMANI MOHAMED, Columbia University Senior studying History

Major: Teaching of Social Studies

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm a Columbia Senior specializing in the History of Early Modern Europe. I spent a year at Oxford, and now I'm back for my last year. I plan on becoming a high school social studies teacher.

Past Classes

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H731: Horrible Histories: The Witch Hunts of Early Modern England and Scotland in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 28, 2018)
You’re probably most familiar with the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-3, but to understand the witch hysteria, we must travel a hundred years farther, to Scotland, at the end of the 1500s... Come along to my seminar to hear the full story, just in time for Halloween!

Y771: The Protestant Reformation: 1517 - in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 28, 2018)
The Protestant Reformation changed the face of Western Europe and would influence the history of the entire world until the Present day. This class will provide a basic introduction for explaining the course, allure, and progress of Protestantism in Western Europe.

Y457: Horrible Histories: The Witch Hunts of Europe and North America in Splash Spring 2017 (Mar. 25, 2017)
An introductory overview of the mass hysteria that led to the murder of thousands of women, labeled "witches" across Europe and North America, and the methodology used to hunt said witches.

Y458: Horrible Histories: The Lost Colony of Roanoke in Splash Spring 2017 (Mar. 25, 2017)
A history of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, set up by Elizabeth I as the first permanent English settlement in North America. Roanoke disappeared, along with all it's colonists, after only five years in existence? What happened to the colonists? This seminar will explore theories and myths surrounding the colony's macabre disappearance.

Y384: Horrible Histories: The Bloody Reign of Henry VIII in Splash Fall 2016 (Nov. 05, 2016)
In this seminar, we will explore the reign of one of England's most notorious rulers, Henry VIII, particularly the awfully high number of people he sent to the scaffold, many of which had at one time been friends and loved ones of the king.

Y349: The Afterlife Through the Ages in Splash Spring 2016 (Mar. 12, 2016)
Human consciousness has always lent thought to the Afterlife. From the Egyptian Book of the Dead to Modern Day, we've been occupied with question of what happens to us when we die. This course will give an overview and an analysis of how this concern has effected human history and the make up of the modern era.