The course will be an online, semester long study of the history of Newark and Licking County. Students will be expected to complete all aspects of the class solely online with one opportunity to meet with instructor(s) once a week upon a scheduled meeting. The instructors of the course will be Baron Smith and Lauren Heck.  The course will explore the founding of Newark and Licking Country, dating back to the Hopewell Tribes (pre 19th century) and explore the current/future patterns of the area. The course will require weekly submissions of assignments, research, reading, discussion boards, research papers, and diverse types of assignments that require technology. Students will be offered tutorials and detailed instructions to be successful in the course. The workload will be comparable to the time spent in a typical 45-minute in-class course.


Participants must have access to the Internet and proper technology to fulfill the course requirements. Students must be no younger than junior class standing. Students must have passed World and American History with no less than a C Average.

Students who do not meet all of the prerequisites can email or schedule a meeting with the instructor to possibly waive some of the requirements (all at the discretion of the instructor).