The College of DuPage Continuing Education Department is hosting “Civil War in our National Park System” from 1 PM to 3 PM each Thursday in February 2021, beginning February 4, 2021 through February 25, 2021. This four-session course will be given online. Advanced registration is required.

Those interested can contact the Continuing Education Department at

Course Description: Over ninety of our 422 National Park Service sites have a direct connection to the Civil War! Such is the impact the Civil War had on American history and the country we live in today. We’ll explore these sites and some of their fascinating aspects, revisiting their profound stories and the heroism and tragedy in events that changed the course of our nation.

Session One: Prelude to War

Session Two: Clash of Arms

Session Three: A Nation Awash in Blood

Session Four: The American Civil War’s Legacy