Very popular S. Florida History class returns to MDC in January

The very popular Miami and South Florida History (AMH 2079) class at Miami Dade College (MDC) is available once again for history buffs on Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 10 through April 25, 2013 at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

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; Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler and the entry of the Florida East Coast Railway; impact of the Great Depression on South Florida; backstory of Miami’s historic places and other pioneers; Tequesta Indians’ significance to the city of Miami, and the Seminole wars; roaring 1920s and the great real estate boom of the 1920s; Key West’s role in the region’s history; Depression Era in Miami and South Florida; Cuban refugee success story; Miami’s emergence as an international city, and much more.

dditionally, Dr. George will teach a History of Florida (AMH 2070) class that offers a stirring account of the Sunshine State in all of its eras, including the native populations of more than 10,000 years ago to the present. This class also will include lectures, videos, and tours.

Among the topics being covered are: Florida, Native populations, and Conquistadors until 1565; First Spanish Period (1565-1763); British period from 1763 to 1784; second Spanish period from 1784 to 1821, and the American period from 1821 to the present. This class will be offered on Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 8 through Apr. 23, 2013.

Both courses account 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.


Miami and South Florida History (AMH 2079), Thursdays, Jan. 10-Apr. 25, 2013, 5:40-8:10 p.m., MDC Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Bldg. 3, Room 2217, $258.57 for the entire course.

History of Florida (AMH 2070), Tuesdays, Jan. 8- Apr. 23, 2013, 5:40-8:10 p.m., MDC Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Bldg. 3, Room 3222, $258.57 for the entire course.

For more information or to register for the courses, visit <> or contact Dr. Paul George at 305-237-3723, or by email to <>.

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