PLATTSBURGH - Clinton Community College will offer a new course during the spring 2010 semester entitled "Qu bec Culture and Society." The course was developed by Adjunct Professor David Graham.
The course will use a variety of resources including selected literature excerpts, newspaper articles, films, music, Internet sites and television broadcasts to examine the culture, history, and politics of Qu bec society. Additional study will be devoted to the cultural and economic relationship between Quebec and Northern New York.
"It is particularly fitting that the course is being introduced in the year following the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Samuel de Champlain," said Graham. "It seems imperative that we honor and explore the underpinnings this region's rich, yet often neglected French heritage."
The course should prove valuable to students considering a major in the humanities, history, political science, international business, marketing or French as well as anyone interested in gaining a greater knowledge of the people who live in the province immediately to our north, said Graham.
Graham strongly believes it is important for students and community members become more informed about the people who may be their ancestors, relatives, customers and employers, especially today as tourists, shoppers and Qu bec based firms such as Bombardier, Nova Bus and their suppliers are such vital links in our region's economy.
The course will be taught in English and will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15 to 2:05 p.m. A course syllabus and other information can be found on Graham's Web site at http://faculty.clinton.edu/faculty/David.Graham/.
Curriculum and resource materials were partially-funded by grants from the New York office of the Government of Qu bec.
For more information, contact Graham at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 563-1779.