Service Learning Courses in History

Spring 2014


HIS 103 - African-American History I: to 1865 - WR | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
HIS 103 - African-American History I: to 1865 - WR

This course explores the history of African-Americans since they left their West African ancestral homeland to the moment they were emancipated following the Civil War. It emphasizes the brutalizing impact of the slave trade on its victims, slave life, the establishment of white supremacy, the strategies slaves adopted to transcend their ordeal and the achievements and contributions they made in America. In addition, the course deals with the fight for the emancipation of slaves and the steps leading up to the end of chattel slavery in America. Three class hours. (SUNY-AH)

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

  • Service Project (HIS 103-CC1):
    Students will partner with the Frederick Douglass Recourse Center to create an event to rededicate the Statue of Frederick Douglass and present to the community.
    (10 hours) S-14

 
HIS 111 - United States History I - to 1865 - WR | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
HIS 111 - United States History I - to 1865 - WR

A survey of the origin of the clash between the colonies and Great Britain, the framing of the Constitution, Jacksonian Democracy and its influence on the American character, the slavery issue, the growth of industry and territorial expansion. Three class hours. (SUNY-AH)

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

  • Service Project (HIS 111-CC1):
    Students will partner with the Corn Hill Navigation - and assisting on board the Mary Jamison in teaching about the Erie Canal for RCSD 4th graders.
    (10 hours) S-14

 
HIS 216 - Special Topics in History - WR | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
HIS 216 - Special Topics in History - WR

This course is designed to address specific topics of interest in history. Offerings are more specific and focused than the introductory surveys. Topics may change from semester to semester based on faculty and student interest.

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall and Spring

  • Service Project (HIS 216-CC1):
    The Rochester Neighborhood Oral History - capturing and documenting the history of key African-American religious congregations in Rochester. Students will partner with the Rochester Public Library and the MCC Leroy E. Good Library.
    (10 hours) S-14

 
HIS 240 - American Urban History - WR | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
HIS 240 - American Urban History - WR

This is a survey of the development of American cities from pre-colonial times to the present, focusing on the forces that have stimulated their growth and transformation. Among the forces given consideration include the influence of immigrants and migrants, commerce and entertainment, technological and industrial revolutions, population mobility and suburbanization, private and public responses to post industrial urban decay, race and ethnic issues as well as class and gender matters. Throughout, the story of the American urban life will be presented in the context of the broader patterns of the social, cultural, political and economic history of the nation. Three class hours. (SUNY-AH)

3 Credits

Course Offered Fall only

  • Service Project (HIS 240-CC1):
    Students will be creating a gallery space that will be transported to the new MCC building.
    (10 hours) S-14

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