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ARC celebrates Black History with educational events

Khalid El - Hakim is the founder and curator of the Black History 101 mobile museum. He has been traveling all over the U.S and exposed the artifacts at the Student Center at American River College on Feb.13 , 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Clifton Bullock

February 24, 2020

Black History Month is an annual celebration that highlights the accomplishments, successes, trials and obstacles of prominent African-Americans throughout U.S. and world history.  When Carter G. Woodson created the celebration as Black History Week in 1926, he did so to educate and enlighten black pe...

History Professor teaches on the importance of Latin American cultures and history

Ricardo Caton, history professor at American River College, teaches students about the history and heritage of different Latin American cultures and history. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 27, 2019

When it comes to history, it can be considered one of the most boring subjects to learn about and many students may just want to take any regular history class to just be done with it. American River College history professor Ricardo Caton doesn’t only make history sound more interesting when he teache...

ARC professor gives insight into “Underground Railroad”

American River College history professor Rudy Pearson reads a passage from Colson Whitehead’s novel “Underground Railroad” during a College Hour on March 23, 2017. The novel details a slave girl’s life and escape from a Georgia plantation. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Jared Smith

March 29, 2017

A reading of the New York Times bestselling book, “Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead was held for college hour on March 23. American River College history professor Rudy Pearson lead the lecture, who discussed and analyzed the book for its historical value. The college hour was hosted by ...

Explore the culture of Barcelona while getting credits

Flyers and handouts for the Barcelona study aborad program on display during a College Hour on Feb. 2, 2017 at ARC. The program takes place in Fall 2017 and applications are open now. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

T.J. Martinez

February 7, 2017

During ARC’s College Hour, which was held February 2, professor Steve James shared information in regards to the college’s study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain.                        James, an environmental and conservation biology professor, has been with the program for two ...

ARC celebrates Rosa Parks’ life and legacy

ARC history professor Abigail Feely speaks at the Rosa Parks celebratory presentation at American River College in Sacramento, California on Feb.11. The Rosa Parks celebration was a college hour event celebrating Rosa Parks day and black history month. (Photo by Allante Morris)

Sharriyona Platt

February 16, 2016

American River College history professors Abigail Feely and Camille Leonhardt celebrated the life and legacy of Rosa Parks during college hour on Thursday. Their presentations consisted of poems, book readings, slide shows and open questions from the audience. Professor Feely began the hour b...

ARC plans Rosa Parks celebration

American River College's Center for Teaching and Learning at American River College is organizing a celebratory presentation on the life and legacy of Rosa Parks in celebration of African American history month and Rosa Parks Day. (Photo courtesy of Abigail Feely)

Sharriyona Platt

January 30, 2016

The Center for Teaching and Learning at American River College is organizing a celebratory presentation on the life and legacy of Rosa Parks in celebration of African American history month and Rosa Parks Day. The celebration will take place Feb. 11 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Raef Hall 160....

Study Abroad opens opportunities for Summer

Slides at the study abroad college hour by American River College History professor Bill Wrightson and Psychology professor Mark Stewart. Wrightson talked about the History class he taught in Florence and the different places the group traveled and Stewart talked about the Psychology class he taught in London and the different museums, theaters and the places around London the group visited on Nov. 12. (Photo by Emily Thompson)

Ashley Nanfria

November 13, 2015

Study abroad opportunities to London, England and Florence, Italy for the summer 2016 were discussed at college hour on Thursday. American River College History and Psychology professors Bill Wrightson and Mark Stewart shared with students the breakdown of the programs and the benefits of studying abro...

Take This Class: ARTH 300: Introduction to Art History

Professor Craig Smith lectures to his summer Introduction to Art History class. Students in the class learn the basics of expressionism and its role in the art world. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Nicholas Corey, Jose Garcia, Jose Garcia, and Nicholas Corey

August 25, 2015

ARTH 300: Introduction to Art History helps students to see art in the context of different cultures, past and present. The class, taught by professor Craig Smith, also informs students about the different terminology used in art — terms such as subjective processing, objective imagery, illusionism...

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