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NEW AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY COURSE TO BE OFFERED AT HCC NEXT SEMESTER

BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College next semester will offer a new African-American History course.

This course will examine the significant role that African-Americans have played in American history to 1877. It will investigate African empires and civilizations through the development of the Atlantic slave trade, continuing to the new world to cover the American Colonial period, The Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., in Room 265 in the college’s new Beacon Hall. Registration is required for attendance.

The course is one of two new History courses being offered at the college. The other is History of Contemporary America.

The course traces U.S. history from 1945 to present, covering the Cold War, Vietnam, détente, and the fall of communism; national politics from the Fair Deal and Great Society through the modern conservative era; the civil rights struggle, modern feminism, cultural ferment, environmentalism, and other social protest movements; the impact of immigration, economic and technological change; and the advent of globalism and the war on terrorism.

The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m., in Room 125 in Beacon Hall. Registration is required for attendance.