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History and Heritage Noncredit Courses

The AACC department of Lifelong Learning offers history and heritage courses that provide an in-depth look at local, national and global periods throughout history.

Taught by gifted historians in their field, these engaging and enlightening courses underscore the importance of learning and appreciating our past. Topics include lectures and in some instances field trips focusing on historic events, decorative arts, historic architecture, colonial history, historic Civil War battles, military leaders and the local history of Anne Arundel County. Additional programs address historic global conflicts and exam world cultures and religions.

­ Upcoming History and Heritage  Noncredit Classes
For course descriptions, schedule and pricing
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Historic Preservation

HSY 303 - Biggs Museum of American Art and John Dickinson Plantation NEW
Learn about the private collection of nationally famous works by Schoonover, Bierstadt, Peale and regionally made Chippendale through Craftsman period decorative arts .

HSY 302 - Baltimore Mansions: Georgian Styled Architecture NEW
Learn about the Georgian-style 18th century Hampton Mansion and 20th Century Italianate/Georgian Revival styled Evergreen House. Tour two mansions in Baltimore built by entrepreneurs of their time - Ridgely and Garrett.

Local and Regional

HST 308 - Annapolis: Portrait of a Small City
Participate in a lecture followed by a tour of this historic gem. Learn about old Annapolis and its notable residents. Explore the architecture and visit various sites including the Naval Academy.

HST 307 - Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes
Participate in a lecture and tour of the nation' most famous cemetry. Learn its history and visit the sites of notable veterans, dignitaries, presidents and lesser known notables interred there.

HST 322 - The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake Bay
Explore the onset of war in the Chesapeake Bay region and the role of the bay and its estuaries on the battles. Discuss the raids on Washington, Alexandria and Baltimore.

HRY 312 - Gettysburg in a Day
Follow the Confederate and union armies through the most important battle of the Civil War. Learn about Pickett's Charge and the actions of Gens. Ewell and Longstreet .

HRY 395 - Historic Annapolis: Architecture
Participate in a lecture and walking tour of restored buildings, churches and Maryland State Capital with an architectural preservationist. Learn how the materials, construction techniques and decorative elements of 17th-19th century architecture indicated the social status and purpose of structures.

U.S. History

HRY 356 - Three Wars, Three Battles, Three Memorials
Examine three decisive battles fought by U.S. forces over three different wars: Iwo Jima (World War II), Inchon (Korean War) and la Drang (Vietnam War). Discuss the historical events preceding each engagement and the significance of each battle.

HSY 301 - Civil War in the West NEW
Learn about the battles and commanders in the western theater of the Civil War - Battles such as Shiloh, Vicksburg campaign, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and the Atlanta Campaign.

HRY 378 - Band of Brothers: Easy Company and World War II
Learn the extraordinary exploits of Company E (Easy Company), part of the 101st Airborne Division in World War II.  Trace the origins of paratrooper training in Georgia to history-making missions in France and Germany.

HST 320 - Civil War Era Credit/Noncredit
Study and analyze the major issues leading to the Civil War, battles and controversies during the war, the manner of Union reconstruction after the war, as well as various political and military leaders of the period. Attend field trips to major battlefields of Gettysburg and Antietam.

World History and Culture

HST 385 - The Cold War
Survey the turbulent and dangerous history between the United States and the Soviet Union, form Hiroshima (1945) through the dissolution of the USSR (1991). discuss leaders, policies and events, including the Korean War, the Cuban

For more information contact AACC's Office of Continuing Education at 410-777-2325