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Patrick Ashwood


Social Sciences

Black Hawk Hall 108
319-296-2329 x1113




Office Hours

          Fall 2016

  • Monday: 11:00am–12:00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 12:00–1:00pm
  • Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm

Courses I Teach

  • HIS 152 US History Since 1877 (face-to-face and online)
  • SOC 135 Death and Dying (face-to-face and online)
  • Urban Studies (online)
  • Syllabi and course materials available elsewhere

Courses I Have Taught in the Past (at Hawkeye)

  • GEO 115 Human Geography
  • HIS 155 American Civilization
  • SOC 110 Intro to Sociology
  • SOC 120 Marriage and Family

I am the contact person for the History Liberal Arts AA degree emphasis and the Pre-Mortuary Science Liberal Arts AA degree emphasis.


  • Richfield High School, Richfield MN. A southern residential suburb of Minneapolis.

  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis. B.A. History major. Minors in French and English.

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Master's of Arts in History with concentrations in Urban Studies, Geography and Sociology.

  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Ph.D. in Urban Studies. (Urban history, sociology, geography and political science in one package) My dissertation was on Downtown Redevelopment in Minneapolis and Milwaukee.

  • Certificate in Thanatology: Death Education and Counseling. Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)


  • I taught at Indian Hills Community College for three years. Before that, I was an adjunct at various colleges in Milwaukee.

  • I have been teaching social science courses at Hawkeye since Fall 1994.

  • I have served as a chair of the social sciences department, the Curriculum Coordinating Committee, the Transfer Degree Committee, the Academic Council, and the Arts & Science Coordinating Committee.

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