BCC to offer Latin American History Course this fall

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Latin American History (HIS 237), a survey of Latin American History from pre-Colombian civilizations, through the colonial area, to the development, turmoil, and periods of stabilization of independent Latin American republics is scheduled at the South County Center of Berkshire Community College this fall. The course will identify patterns of similarity in the region's historic development while treating certain distinctive features characteristic of some countries of Latin America. The instructor, Edgar Chamorro, has taught at Simon's Rock of Bard College since 1990 as a full time faculty until 2003. Among the courses taught by Mr. Chamorro are: Latin America (Cultural Perspectives), History of Latin America, Latin and all levels of Spanish language and Latin American and Peninsular Literature. Mr. Chamorro holds Master degrees from Harvard University (and two years in administration and social planning working for the Doctor of Education), Marquette University and St. Louis University School of Divinity and from The Catholic University of Ecuador School of Humanities and Philosophy. A native of Nicaragua where he was dean and professor at the Universidad Centroamericana before coming to the United States in 1979. Mr. Chamorro has been special ambassador to the UN General Assembly and educational consultant and visiting professor at the University of Florida. The class, which begins on September 7, is scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm. The fee is $360. For more information, or to register, visit the South County Center at 343 Main Street in Great Barrington, or call 413-528-4521. All registrations should be completed at least one week before a course begins.

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