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 2018 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 Intricacies of Urban Planning: Significant Landmarks of Downtown San Jose

Course: HIST-053X-95, 2 units, CRN: 24801
Instructor: Crystal Hupp

The downtown area of the city of San Jose has been under continual redevelopment for well over a decade and is now also preparing to welcome Google. Revitalization efforts have created a wide variety of discussions and debates about the historical, cultural and social significance of nearly all of San Jose's downtown buildings. This course will examine the political, social and cultural debates surrounding a cross section of significant landmarks in downtown San Jose. This course is designed to foster a deeper understand of San Jose's past, the intricacies of long-term urban planning and the social and cultural communities that have developed and grown with the landmarks themselves. 

Lectures in Room: CHC, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM:
      Wednesday, November 28, 2018 and Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Field Studies: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM:
      9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday, December 1, 2018
      9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday, December 8, 2018

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