Fall 2013 Courses
The California History Center academic program serves as the vital link in the partnership between the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and the California History Center Foundation. On average, 20 academic courses are offered each year through the CHC program. Courses are offered during the day, evening, and on weekends, and most courses are transferable to four-year institutions as electives.
California History Center
To sign up for a class, apply for admission and register online. For more information or questions, call the center at 408.864.8712
Course: HIST-054X-95, 2 Units
This class will investigate the life stories and legacies of some forthright nineteenth and twentieth-century California women. Many women’s stories are absent from history books, and this class will explore the reasons that some remain under-reported. Among the women we will discuss in detail are Gold Rush-era abolitionist Mary Ellen Pleasant, novelist Gertrude Atherton, philanthropist Sarah Winchester, architect Julia Morgan, and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta.
Lectures in Room: CHC, 4:00 PM - 7:50 PM: Monday, October 21, 2013; Monday, November 4, 2013
Course: HIST-053X-95, 2 units
The downtown area of the city of San Jose has been under continual redevelopment for well over a decade. Revitalization efforts have created a wide variety of discussions and debates about the historical, cultural and social significance of nearly all of San Jose's downtown buildings. This course will examine the political, social and cultural debates surrounding a cross section of significant landmarks in downtown San Jose. This course is designed to foster a deeper understand of San Jose's past, the intricacies of long-term urban planning and the social and cultural communities that have developed and grown with the landmarks themselves.
Lectures in Room: CHC, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM: Monday, October 28, 2013; Monday, November 18, 2013
Course: HIST-051X-95, 2 units
Strategic location and economic promise led to rivalry among several nations for possession of California. Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War won it for the United States.
Lectures in Room: CHC, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM: Thursday, October 17, 2013; Thursday, October 24, 2013
Course: HIST-052X-95, 2 units
California's 1000-mile shoreline presented lethal hazards to navigation. Sea traffic after the U.S. Conquest and the Gold Discovery led to early construction of a series of lighthouses at or near the ports of entry.
Lectures in Room: CHC, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM: Thursday, November 7, 2013; Thursday, November 14, 2013
Contact: Tom Izu