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Michael Oberg

Distinguished Professor of


Sturges Hall 15 A/B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Michael Oberg has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Syracuse University

Research Interests

  • Colonial U.S.
  • Native American


Awards and Honors

  • SUNY Distinguished Professor, 2015
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2013
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003

Publications and Professional Activities

Fall 2015 Classes

HIST 261:
M/U/Native American History

    This course is a survey of the history of Native Americans in the region that ultimately became the United States. It will trace the effects and consequences of European settlement, and native respon
    se, resistance, and accommodation to colonization; explore Indian response to the American Revolution and the westward expansion of white settlement in the decades following; and examine the historical context of the problems, issues, and challenges facing Native Americans in contemporary American society. Not offered on a regular basis
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HIST 391:
Sr Sem:The American Revolution

    A seminar focusing on a topic, or related group of topics in European, United States, and/or non-Western history. The seminar will incorporate in-class discussion of historiographic questions as well
    as independent research related to the selected topic(s). Prerequisites: one 300-level history course or permission of the instructor; and for History majors, HIST 301 and HIST 302. Offered every fall & spring semester
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HUMN 220:
H/Western Humanities I

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as w
    ell as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.
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