California History Center

California History Center

Spring 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

The following courses will be offered Spring quarter 2013 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

Point Lobos to Silverado: The Stevensons in California

Course: HIST-054X-95, 2 Units
Instructor: Chatham H. Forbes Sr.

Robert Louis Stevenson traveled by boat and train to California in 1879 to woo and marry Fanny Osbourne. His written notes along the way and in California became a valued published record of the society and the unspoiled landscape of the San Francisco Bay Region in the late Victorian age. Biographers further enriched this resource.

Lectures: Thursdays, April 25, 2013 and May 2, 2013, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., CHC
Field Studies: Saturdays, April 27, 2013 and May 11, 2013


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 Four in a Landscape: Great Leadership in Sonoma

Course: HIST-052X-95, 2 units
Instructor: Chatham H. Forbes Sr.

The lives and interactions of two early personalities, woven together with the lives and interactions of two later men of great prominence, form a central narrative of Sonoma's colorful history. The stories of these influential leaders are critical to an understanding of the society and economy of this county.

Lectures: Thursdays, May 23, 2013 and June 6, 2013, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m, CHC
Field Studies:  Saturdays, May 25, 2013 and June 8, 2013


California History Center
Building: CHC
Contact: Tom Izu
Phone: 408.864.8986

Last Updated: 2/27/13