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By Patrick Roach
CCC Journalism Program

BLACKWOOD – China is recognized as perhaps the most prosperous and rapidly developing country since the 1970s. In the last decade alone, China’s population has soared by upwards of a staggering 73 million people. It is a region of economic and technological growth and progress and in its transcendence to a world power has developed a complex relationship with the United States.

Room 210 in Madison Hall on the Camden County College Blackwood campus will soon be full of students eager to learn about American-Chinese relations at the China from Revolution to World Power mini-course. By Patrick Roach, CCC Journalism Program

Camden County College is conducting a mini-course called China from Revolution to World Power that outlines the rise of China over this extended period of growth.

Program Director Jack Pesda implemented this mini-course in the program offered by the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility and offers a unique perspective on the region, which he recently visited. To those who plan on attending sessions of the mini-course, which takes place on Tuesdays from Nov. 6 to Dec. 4, Pesda offers this insight:

“This mini-course is designed to help people better understand America’s relationship with China since the 19th century in light of China’s growing prominence in the world both in terms of foreign affairs and economics. This understanding will enable them to better evaluate various options related to future Chinese-American relations.”

This mini-course and all other Camden County College mini-courses are open to the public as well as educators. For educators who are seeking professional development credits, the China from Revolution to World Power mini-course is worth three credits per session, totaling 15 credits for those who attend all five sessions. Educators must note themselves as such on registration forms and include their school district to qualify for the credits.

If a mini-course is canceled for lack of a sufficient number of registrations, CCC will try to notify participants via phone or email. If the attendees cannot be reached, a notice will be displayed on the door of Room 210 of Madison Hall, where the mini-course is to be held.

The mini-course costs $25. For more information, call Project Coordinator Barbara Palmer at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333 or email her at bpalmer@camdencc.edu.

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