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10 Days In History

U.S. History up close and personal.

This summer, College of the Canyons is offering students the opportunity to study American history and literature in New England from July 31 to August 9, 2007. During the ten day trip, students will experience, first-hand, the landmarks that served as a backdrop for the historical and literary legacy of America.

"There is no better place to study the birth of the United States or read the works of Thoreau and Emerson than in Massachusetts," said James Glapa-Grossklag, co-chair of the educational travel advisory committee. "Even the most pristine and meticulous note-taking done from the lecture of a passionate instructor in a traditional classroom setting, doesn't beat learning about American history from the place where it all began."

Besides earning course units in History 111: History of the United States, taught by professor Connie Tripp, and English 260: American Literature I, taught by professor Mary Peterson, students will learn about the American Revolution by visiting the battlefields of Lexington and Concord and about the infamous Salem witch trials by visiting the Salem Witch Museum.

Other sites that will be visited include Plymouth Plantation, Boott Cotton Mills Museum in Lowell, Adams National Historical Park, Walden Pond, as well as Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville sites in Amherst.

The cost of the trip is approximately $2, 200 including airfare, hotel accommodation, two daily meals, and all entry fees. Classes will meet on campus for lecture and an orientation prior to trip departure.

 Information meetings about the trip will be held in the COC library, room R-206 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 6, Mar. 26 and Apr. 18th.  For more information about the New England trip, visit www.canyons.edu/educationaltravel.