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

The following courses will be offered Fall quarter 2017 through the California History Center. Please see the History Department class listings section of the Schedule of Classes.

To sign up for a class, apply for admission and register online. For more information or questions, call the center at 408.864.8712

The Cold War and the San Francisco Bay Area

Course: HIST-051X-95, 2 units
CRN: 24324
Instructor: Nannette Regua

The Cold War had an economic, political, technological, and cultural impact on the San Francisco region. After World War II, the United States worked steadfastly to protect itself from a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. Bay Area residents created fall-out shelters and practiced “duck and cover” exercises in public schools. By the 1950s, mass hysterical fear of communism was illustrated in the House Un-American Activities Committee's (HUAC's) attempts to expose practicing communists who worked in federal government and in Hollywood.

Lectures in Room: CHC, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM:
 Thursday, November 2, 2017
 Thursday, November 9, 2017
Field Studies:
 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday, November 4, 2017
 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Social Justice Movements of the Bay Area

Course: HIST-054X-95, 2 units
CRN: 24325
Instructor: Crystal Hupp

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most diverse areas in the United States. Throughout our history, many groups have identified social justice issues and have strived to find solutions to problems they have faced in the past and continue to face in the present. This has facilitated the creation and nurturing of a variety of activist groups, non-profit organizations, social justice-oriented politicians and much more. This course will explore the history of a cross-section of social justice movements throughout the Bay Area.

Lectures in Room: CHC, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM:
 Wednesday, November 29, 2017
 Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Field Studies: 
 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Saturday, December 2, 2017
 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Saturday, December 9, 2017

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