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Jonathan Foster, Ph.D.
History Instructor


"The past is never dead. It's not even past. " — William Faulkner



Contact Information

Office Location: EIT 129, Elko Campus
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Office Hours

  • Monday: by appointment
  • Tuesday: by appointment
  • Wednesday: by apointment
  • Thursday: by appointment
  • Friday: by appointment


  • Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009
  • M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2002
  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2000


Recommended Reading

  • The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac
  • The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck



  • American Historical Association
  • Western History Association
  • American Society for Environmental History
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Urban History Association


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HIST 101
Title:U.S. History to 1877
Catalog Description: Survey of U.S. political, social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from Colonial Times through Reconstruction. When taken with HIST 102 or 217, class satisfies the United States Constitution requirement. (Formerly HIST 101, U.S. History to 1865)
HIST 102
Title:U.S. History Since 1877
Catalog Description: Survey of U.S. political, social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from 1877 to the present. Includes examination of Nevada Constitution and, when taken with HIST 101, satisfies the U.S. and Nevada Constitution requirement. (Formerly HIST 102, U.S. History 1865 to Present)
Title:The West as National Experience
Catalog Description: Historical development of the American West utilized to examine contemporary issues of resources and ownership, demographic change, and national myth-making.
HIST 441
Title:American Environmental History
Catalog Description: Explores the relationships between human beings and the physical environment on the North American continent. Examines how different cultural groups have used and transformed the continent. Examines the ebb and flow of environmental consciousness from its roots in the nineteenth century to the rise of environmentalism in the twentieth century.
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