California History Center

California History Center

Spring 2016 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 2016 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.

 


Billy Ralston: The Man Who Built San Francisco

Course: HIST-054X-95, 2 units, CRN: 44113
Instructor: Nannette Regua
Contact: reguanannette@fhda.edu

Born in Ohio, William Chapman Ralston became the ultimate Californian; even more the quintessential San Franciscan. As head of "Ralston's Ring"of investors, his aggressive initiatives were pivotal in funding the development of his beloved City and State.

Lectures in Room: CHC, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM:
Thursday, April 21, 2016; Thursday, April 28, 2016
Field Studies: 9:00 AM - 5:30 pm: Saturday, April 23, 2016: Belmont;
9:00 AM - 5:30 pm: Saturday, April 30, 2016: San Francisco

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The Prideful City: San Francisco's Three World's Fairs

Course: HIST-053X-95, 2 units, CRN: 44114
Instructor: Nannette Regua
Contact: reguanannette@fhda.edu

By reason of geography, climate, and great mineral wealth, San Francisco rose to prominence early as the "Instant City," indeed the only city in the entire West.  In 1894, 1915, and 1939-40 the City put on three ambitious World's Fairs to celebrate its increasing importance, recovery from devastation, and completion of its two famous bridges.

Lectures in Room: CHC, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM:  
Thursday, May 19, 2016; Thursday, June 2, 2016
Field Studies:  9:00 AM - 5:30 pm: Saturday, May 21, 2016: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco;
9:00 AM - 5:30 pm: Saturday, June 4, 2016: Marina District, San Francisco

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California History Center
Building: CHC
Contact: Tom Izu
Phone: 408.864.8986
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Last Updated: 3/4/16