The California History Center academic program serves as the vital link in the partnership between the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and the California History Center Foundation. On average, 20 academic courses are offered each year through the CHC program. Courses are offered during the day, evening, and on weekends, and most courses are transferable to four-year institutions as electives.
California History Center
To sign up for a class, apply for admission and register online. For more information or questions, call the center at 408.864.8712.
Our Dreaded Enemy: The Flu
Course: HIST-107X-95, 2 units, CRN: 35884
Instructor: Nannette Regua
In 1918, the influenza epidemic spread throughout America and the world. As our doughboys were fighting overseas in World War I, Americans at home were fighting a war of their own, against the influenza virus. Nearly every town was affected by the virus. Santa Clara County had its share of the epidemic. Local city governments declared all citizens must wear gauze masks, schools closed, churches postponed services, and businesses shuttered. Amazingly, doctors, nurses, students, civic leaders, and the community stepped forward and organized efforts to assist infected citizens and curb the spread of the infectious disease.
Lectures in Room: CHC, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Field Studies: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM:
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM: Friday, February 1, 2019