By Montana Marose
CCC Journalism Program
CHERRY HILL – The Camden County College Rohrer Center in Cherry Hill will host a mini-course about the ancient Mediterranean in November and December.
The Expedition to the Ancient Mediterranean mini-course, in figurative language, invites attendees to bring their bags and a compass to time travel to the ancient worlds of the Mediterranean. The expedition will make stops in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Phoenicia, the Greek city-states, Persia and Rome.
Attendees will learn what were the major innovations that people from Mesopotamia developed; how the Nile influenced culture, public health and outlook; and what tumultuous changes took place in approximately 1200 B.C. that led to a great shift in religious beliefs, technology, kingdoms and empires.
The Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility offers this mini-course and others to community members to enhance their knowledge and to teachers to help them meet their professional development requirements.
“Camden County College has been offering these for almost 10 years now,” said John Pesda, director of the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility.
Emily Murray, a full-time student at Camden County College, plans to take the mini-course. “As a history major and financial aid recipient, I find it hard to seek variety and accessibility when it comes to choosing history courses to get ahead. When I found the mini-courses that Camden County was offering, I saw a shining light of learning opportunity and I couldn’t turn it down,” stated Murray.
“How would I be able to pay for this?” Murray said she thought. “I looked through the various courses that were being offered and then realized that these classes were very inexpensive.”
The Expedition to the Ancient Mediterranean will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 7, 14 and 21 and Dec. 5 and 19 in Executive Conference Room 110 at Camden County College’s Rohrer Center in Cherry Hill. Registration is $25 for each mini-course or registrants can become a member of the center for $50 and take an unlimited number of courses from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. To register, go to http://www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter. For more information, call 856-227-7200, ext. 4333.