Education

Dr. Paul George

The wildly popular Miami and South Florida History (AMH 2079) class at Miami Dade College (MDC) Thursdays 8/14 to 12/14 at MDC



Notable historian and MDC faculty member Dr. Paul George will teach the class, which will include classroom lectures; visits to historical libraries, repositories and exhibits; video and slide presentations; and tours of Greater Miami’s historic neighborhoods.

 

During the 16-week course, students will learn about the Bahamian settlers who developed Coconut Grove; the Homesteading Era; the Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler pact and the entry of the Florida East Coast Railway; the impact of the Great Depression on South Florida; the backstory of Miami’s historic places and other pioneers; the Tequesta Indians’ significance to the city of Miami, and the Seminole wars; the roaring 1920’s and the great  real estate boom of the 1920’s; Key West’s role in the region’s history; the Depression Era in Miami and South Florida; the Cuban refugee success story; Miami’s emergence as an international city; and much more.

 

This course accounts for three credits toward teacher recertification.

 

Dr. George is widely recognized by the media and the South Florida community as the region's foremost historian. He is often interviewed regarding key historical facts about the region and beyond.

 

WHAT:             Class: Miami and South Florida History (AMH 2079)

 

WHEN:            Thursdays, Aug. 28 through Dec. 18 - 5:40 to 8:10 p.m.

 

WHERE:          MDC Wolfson Campus

300 NE Second Ave.

 

COST:              $258.57 for the entire course

 

For more information or to register for the courses, visit www.mdc.edu or contact Dr. Paul George at 305-237-3723paul.george@mdc.edu.

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