Murray Godfrey

Dept(s): History
Office: Modoc Hall 215
Phone: 541-318-3734 x3734
Fax: 541-330-4396

To any one wishing to contact me for any reason... e-mail is the fastest and most reliable method of contact! 

What is History?

History illuminates and analyzes the human past through primary and secondary evidence. History majors and minors earn to think with rigor, to write with clarity and precision, to research, organize and assess evidence and to interpret complex information.

Many arts and science disciplines can make the claim to analyze social phenomena or human behavior, but history does so while offering a boundless variety of material for analysis including the diversity of lived human experience. Themes in history courses include politics, ethnicity, wars, sexuality, music, social class, religion, ideas and other distinctive topics that reveal the human experience at various times and places. Not only is the study of history useful for professional life, it provides a compelling context for personal enrichment and lifelong learning.

Office Hours for Fall 2017:

Mondays & Wednesdays,

12:35pm - 2:05pm, Modoc 215

Tuesdays & Thursdays,  

10:15am to 11:00am Madras campus, room 108

3:15pm to 4:00pm  Prineville campus office area

All other times by appointment


Same as in-person office hours by e-mail appointment,

or: Professional Skype ID: ProfGodfreyCOCC

Advising ---

All advisees need at least one in-person advising session per academic year.  Advisees who complete an in-person advising session can be cleared for 1 academic year (3 terms). 

To be cleared for only one term, advisees must e-mail me a proposed schedule with the classes the student plans to take toward his/her degree plan.  This can only be done for up to 2 consecutive terms.  If 2 or more consecutive terms have passed without an advising session, the student will need to make an appointment.

Advisees in need of guidance regarding degree plans or majors must make an in-person appointment. 

Classes Fall 2017:

History 201 - Early America (43354) - Online

History 201 - Early America (43355) - Bend campus, Ponderosa Hall room 101, Mondays & Wednesdays 10:15am to 12:05pm

History 201 - Early America (43356) - Madras campus, room 116, Tuesdays  & Thursdays, 8:15am to 10:05am

History 202 - 19th Century United States (43356) - Prineville campus, room 130, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:15pm to 3:05pm

All U.S. history courses partly satisfy the Social Science discipline studies and fully satisfy the Cultural Literacy portion of the AAOT degree (Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer).   Interested members of the public are invited to visit an in-class sections of U.S. history classes with instructor approval.  For non-credit seeking students or members of the public, entire courses may be audited free of charge, but requiring registration.  E-mail is the best method of contact with the instructor, or speak with the World Languages and Cultures, Social Sciences, or Prineville/Madras campus administration assistants.  Adults over 65 receive tuition waivers for COCC credit courses.  Online courses cannot be audited.

Course descriptions:

History 201: Provides an overview of the civilizations of North America and the United States from pre-history to the early 19th century, covering the colonial, revolutionary and early national periods. Topics include Native American societies, the migration of Europeans and Africans and the impact on native populations, regional Protestant cultures, the emergence of racial slavery, the political origins and constitutional consequences of the American Revolution, politics, culture and war in the first few decades of existence for the United States. Need not be taken in sequence. Credits: 4 Lecture: 4

History 202: Provides an overview of United States history from approximately 1820 to 1920, covering the antebellum, civil war, reconstruction, gilded age and progressive periods. Topics include the Jacksonian era, territorial expansion, slavery and the Old South, the causes and consequences of the Civil War, successes and failures of Reconstruction, 19th-century society and culture, economic transformations, U.S. imperialism, progressivism and the United States entrance into World War I. Need not be taken in sequence. Credits: 4 Lecture: 4

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