TCC to Offer New Travel Class, "Landmarks of Social Memory"

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 4, 2015) – In keeping with its commitment to offer innovative opportunities for learning, Tarrant County College for the first time will offer a new travel class, “Landmarks of Social Memory,” June 25 to July 1. The seven-day/six-night trip across the southern United States focuses on how societies visually represent history.
Informational sessions about the class by date at the following TCC campuses:
March 18, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, WTLO 4101
March 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Idea Store
March 25, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, Cypress Room, ESEC 2129
March 27, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst, Community Room, NBSS 1103
The class focuses on sites of memory created by national, state and local societies that tell a historical narrative. The importance of placement, design and what is/is not included and how that influences what is learned will be discussed. Historical sites and memorials of the Civil War and 20th Century conflicts will be visited to understand how history is presented after the event.
Class participants have the option of taking the course for credit, either for three or six hours, depending on classes selected, or as a non-credit course through Community & Industry Education Services. Most classwork will be completed online prior to the trip.
Three meetings are required before the trip. One more meeting will follow the trip on July 2, 2015, where a group visual project and journals from the trip will be presented. All required meetings will take place at the Northwest Campus.
Cost for the trip ranges from $975 to $1,500, depending on number of credit hours and double or single hotel occupancy.
For more information, email