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Jonathan Foster, Ph.D.
History Professor


"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


Jonathan Foster photo.


  • American Historical Association
  • Western History Association
  • American Society for Environmental History
  • National Council on Public History
  • 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.
INT 349
Title:Integrative Social Science Seminar
Catalog Description: An integrative seminar on topics in the social sciences. The topics will vary to address needs and interests of programs. Course fulfills the upper-division integrative social sciences general education requirements. May be repeated once for credit if the topics are different. Prerequisite: Must have completed 40 or more credits and (ENG 102 or ENG 333) and (MATH 116 or MATH 120 or MATH 126 or MATH 126E or higher or AMS 310 or STAT 152).
INT 400
Title: Internship in Integrative Studies
Catalog Description: A semester placement within a student’s concentration (emphasis) area. The internship requires an integration of work experience and a course of study in a specific emphasis area. May be taken for credit more than once, but no more than a total of six credit hours of INT 400 may be counted toward the BA degree. Prerequisite: Must have senior standing and have declared Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies and have completed INT 301. Instructor permission required.
INT 496
Title: Capstone in Integrative Studies
Catalog Description: The application of communication skills, core course knowledge, critical thinking, analysis, and other program skills to conducting an independent research project. The course involves intensive self-directed research and requires students to write an extensive senior paper. Prerequisite: Must be in senior standing, have declared a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies, and have completed INT 301 and INT 400. Instructor permission required.
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