June 16, 2021

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

African American Literature, the History of the Holocaust and Slavery, LGBTQ in Literature are a few of the new classes offered by Manchester Community College in the Fall of 2021 – all designed to challenge students, as well as encourage an exploration of our past and our present cultural and social priorities.

How does literature from past years inform opinions about racial relations and cultural conflicts today? What can we learn from authors who share their own stories of identity, race, religion, class and gender? By examining our past choices and our current conventional wisdom, students will confront and review how our society and its leaders influence personal, social, political, economic and systemic norms, values, perceptions, and behaviors.

These MCC courses are offered in the spirit of open-minded learning in a safe environment, while challenging students’ perceptions and beliefs through conversation of history and current events and ideas shared through the eyes of writers, artists and contributors to our nation’s narrative. Join us…

  • ENGL200M – Topics in Literature: LGBTQ Literature
  • ENGL200M – Topics in Literature: Literature of the Middle East
  • ENGL227M – Survey of African American Literature
  • HIST203M – Topics in History: Slavery in the United States
  • HIST203M – Topics in History: The Holocaust
  • HUMA205M – Special Topics in the Humanities: The Self, the Other and the Arts
  • POLS215M – Topics in Political Science: Social Justice Movements
  • SOCI145M – Gender Studies
  • SOCI250M – Multiculturalism