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

The following courses will be offered Fall quarter 2018 through the California History Center. Please see the History Department class listings section of the Schedule of Classes.

To sign up for a class, apply for admission and register online. For more information or questions, call the center at 408.864.8712.

The History of San Jose's Japantown

Course: HIST-053X-95, 2 units, CRN: 36540
Instructor: Crystal Hupp
Contact: huppcrystal@fhda.edu

San Jose’s Japantown is now 126 years old and one of only three remaining authentic historic Japantowns in the United States. This course will examine the history of San Jose’s Japantown, with a particular focus on its residents, business developments, the arts and entertainment options. Students will explore this historic and vibrant community through two lectures and two hands-on field studies events that will take place in Japantown in San Jose.. 

Lectures in Room: MLC260:
      Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM
      Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM

Field Studies:  
      9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Saturday, March 14, 2020
      9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Saturday, March 21, 2020

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