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History of South Florida Class Returns to MDC for Spring 2011 Semester

Class will uncover the secrets of Coconut Grove, backstory of Miami’s historic places, pioneers, and more


Miami, FL –The wildly popular History of South Florida (AMH 2079) class at Miami Dade College (MDC) is available once again for history buffs beginning Jan. 6, 2011 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 can expect to learn about the Bahamian settlers who developed Coconut Grove; the Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler deal that led to the development 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; the great real estate boom of the 1920’s; Key West’s role in the region’s history; the Cuban refugee success story; Miami’s emergence as an international city; and much more.

The course also accounts for three credits toward teacher recertification.

The class will be held every Thursday evening at the Wolfson Campus from 5:40 to 8:10 p.m. beginning Jan. 6 through April 21, 2011.

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: History of South Florida (AMH 2079)

WHEN:              Thursdays, Jan. 6 through April 21, 2011

            5:40 to 8:10 p.m.

WHERE:                MDC Wolfson Campus,

300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Bldg. 3, Room 3218, downtown Miami

COST:               $258.57 for the entire course

For more information or to register for the History of South Florida course (AMH 2079), visit or contact Dr. Paul George at 305-237-3723, [email protected].


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