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Chesapeake offers African American courses in Cambridge

Posted on Sunday, August 15, 2004

Chesapeake College is offering a pair of evening African American courses during the Fall 2004 semester at the college’s Cambridge Center on Race Street.

African American Politics (POL 185 01) is offered Monday evenings and African American History (HIS 115 01) is offered Wednesday evenings. Both courses, which run from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., are part of the college’s nine-credit Letter of Recognition in African American Studies.

Dr. Deborah Toler, whose college-level teaching experience includes the design and development of courses and workshops as well as the training and supervision of college interns, will teach both courses. Dr. Toler’s areas of specialization include African American and African Diaspora culture and history, comparative politics (African, the Caribbean, United States) and international relations.

"These courses offer opportunities for persons to broaden their multi-cultural awareness through study of the history and contributions of African Americans," said Dr. Willie G. Woods, Chesapeake’s dean of liberal arts and sciences. "We feel fortunate to have an educator of Dr. Toler’s stature to teach these courses."

Currently residing in Easton, Dr. Toler has a broad educational and experiential background. Her degrees include a B.A. in History from DePauw University, IN; an M.A. in International Affairs from Ohio University, OH; an M.A. in Anthropology from New School University, NY; and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University, IN.

Registration for these courses will continue through August 24th.

African American Music (MUS 105) and African American Literature (ENG 183) will be taught on Monday and Wednesday nights, respectively, during the Spring 2005 semester. Students completing any three of the four African American courses will earn a Letter of Recognition in African American Studies.

For more information, contact Dr. Woods at the Wye Mills campus (410-827-5847) or call the Cambridge Center (410-820-6058 or 410-228-5754).

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