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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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Local and Regional

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.

HSY 311 - Maryland's State House: Now and Then NEW
Discover the rich history of Maryland's 18th century State House with a focus on 1783-1784 when it served as the nation's first peacetime capitol. Tour the newly restored Old Senate Chamber highlighting major historic events.  Examine additional 18th century structures in Annapolis.

HSY 308 - Civil War History in Annapolis: The Parole Camps
Learn how Annapolis played a role in the Civil War with the Parole Camps, which held soldiers and prisoners. Learn about the camps, soldiers, conditions, process of parole and exchange, and duties and activities of the soldiers.

U.S. History

HRY 374 - Civil War Spies NEW
Examine the methods of espionage conducted by the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. Discuss various key figures including Allen Pinkerton, Lafayette Baker, Harriet Tubman and Pauline Cushman as well as the Confederate Signal Bureau.

HSY 309 - Robert E. Lee and his Army in the Civil War
Trace the rise of Lee, his assumption of command of the eastern Confederatee army and the major battles he fought in the eastern theater of war. Thursday lecture is followed by Saturday trip to Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville or Antietam.
     NOTE: Transportation and admission fee included. Bus departs Parking Lot A at 8:30 a.m.and returns around 5 p.m. Extensive walking required. Participants must be able to walk without assistance or provide their own caregiver who also will be required to register for the class. Bring lunch or purchase on own. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for outdoors.

For more information contact AACC's Office of Continuing Education at 410-777-2325 or email Carol Cassidy at ccassidy1@aacc.edu.