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Collin Continuing Education Offers Training Series

February 17, 2006 - A series of springtime Study Grant presentations at Collin County Community College District (Collin) begins Thursday, March 2.

Sociology professor Pam Gaiter will present "Ethnicity and Assimilation: Being American at 1 p.m. at the Central Park Campus in room E210. The campus is located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney.

According to Gaiter, her presentation will examine several theories of race relations and how they apply to various racial and ethnic assimilations in the United States.

"While this analysis will extend beyond the black/white perspective, it will address the social significance of race as various ethnic groups seek to obtain all the privileges of being identified as an American in the 21st century," she said.

Other Study Grant presentations include:

Friday, March 10
Sam Tullock
"The Rise of Millenarian Movements in Nineteenth Century American Religion"

Friday, April 21
Lisa Roy Davis
"Readings in Black and White: The Discourse of Race in Early American Literature"

Friday, April 28
Joan Jenkins
"Chaotic Christianity: Readings in the History of Early Christianity"

Friday, May 5
Kyle Wilkison
"Plain Folk: Politics and Culture in the New South".

The Study Grant program supports independent study of significant issues within the faculty member's discipline or collateral fields, according to Collin history professor David Cullen.

Participating faculty are provided a stipend equivalent to two three-hour credit courses to do their research in addition to teaching classes and meeting all other contractual obligations. In total, the college has awarded 44 Study Grants.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.