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Earn government, history credit with May field trip

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On the road again! Brian Naples and Bill Offer plan to lead a week-long field trip to see important governmental and historical sites in Texas this May term.

On the road again! Brian Naples and Bill Offer plan to lead a week-long field trip to see important governmental and historical sites in Texas this May term.

On the road again! Brian Naples and Bill Offer plan to lead a week-long field trip to see important governmental and historical sites in Texas this May term.

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Panola College professors Bill Offer and Brian Naples are collaborating on a May term adventure that will allow students to earn three hours of credit in either Texas government (GOVT 2306) or Texas history (HIST 2301). The coursework will culminate in a week-long field trip to prominent Texas museums and places of interest.

Offer and Naples will host an informational meeting about the courses with field trip at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 in Classroom 1110 in the Miller Administration Building.

Class dates are scheduled for May 14 through June 1, with the field trip scheduled for May 21 through May 26. In addition to tuition and fees, cost per student will be $400 for the transportation and hotel rooms. Students will be responsible for their own meal and snack costs on the trip. For the $400 rate, students will be booked three or four to a room. Naples said people who would like to reserve single or double rooms will be accommodated for additional fees and upon availability at the hotels.

“We will book hotels that include a free breakfast, and will visit budget friendly eateries,” said Naples. “We recommend students budget $10 to $15 per meal, and students are welcome to bring sack lunches to save on expenses.”

The itinerary will include stops at the Texas State Prison Museum, the George H.W. Bush Library, the Bob Bullock Museum, Texas State Capitol, National Museum of the Pacific War, Pioneer Museum, Dr Pepper Museum, Texas Rangers Museum, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the George W. Bush Library.

Days one and two include travel to Austin and visits to Austin museums. On day three, the group will travel to Fredericksburg, returning that night to the Austin hotel. Day four will involve travel to Arlington with stops in Waco. On day five, after touring the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the participants will have a free afternoon and evening.

“We are planning to stay at a hotel next to Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, and the Texas Rangers Ballpark,” Naples said.

On Saturday, the group will visit the George W. Bush Museum before returning to Carthage.

The coursework will be online via Canvas. Both courses are full-credit that fulfill the core requirements for history and government. These are independent courses that will combine during the week of travel. Students may register for only one course. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per course. Students must be at least 18 years old to participate unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. A few spots have been reserved for people who wish to register and pay the trip fee through continuing education without signing up for the academic courses.

For more information, contact Naples at 903-693-2043, b[email protected], or Bill Offer at 903-693-2047, [email protected]

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