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Clinton Community College to Offer Course on Québec

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


 Plattsburgh, New York … During the fall semester 2010 Clinton Community College will offer a new course entitled "Québec Culture and Society". The course was developed by Adjunct Professor David Graham. Curriculum and resource materials were partially funded by grants from the New York office of the Government of Québec.

The course will use a variety of resources including selected literature, newspaper, articles, films, music, Internet sites and television broadcasts to examine the culture, history, and politics of Québec society. Additional study will be devoted to the cultural and economic relationship between Quebec and Northern New York.

According to Mr. Graham "It is particularly fitting that the course is being introduced in the year following the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Samuel de Champlain. It seems imperative that we honor and explore the underpinnings this region’s rich, yet often neglected French heritage."

This course should prove valuable to students considering a major in history, political science, international business, marketing or French as well as anyone interested in gaining a greater knowledge of the people who live in the province immediately to our north.

Professor Graham strongly believes that it is important for students and community members become more informed about the people who may be their ancestors, relatives, customers and employers, especially today as Québec based firms such as Bombardier, Nova Bus and their suppliers are such vital links in our region’s economy.

The course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15 PM until 2:05 PM. A course syllabus and other information can be found on Professor Graham’s web site

Please note that the course will be taught in English. For more information contact Professor Graham or 518-563-1779.