Gerard P Clock
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Phone: +1 (212) 220-1248
Professor Gerard Clock has been teaching at BMCC since the 1990s and joined the Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice on a full-time basis in 2017. He teaches classes in History, centering on the Ancient Western World (HIS 101); Early America (HIS 120); and American Government (POL 100).
Professor Clock’s research interests have shifted to the Cold War. He co-edited World Wars and Cold Wars: Readings in Foreign and Domestic Policy (Kendall Hunt Company, revised printing 2012) with Barbara Blumberg, Donna Johnson and Mary E. Brown.
The United States Constitution, Nineteenth Century American History, King Hammurabi and Ancient Mesopotamia.
- This course analyzes the societies of Western civilization from their origin to early modern times. The major social, economic, political, religious and intellectual developments are examined and their impact on the development of modern Western civilization is traced.
- In this course, the history of the United States from the Colonial period to the Civil War is studied and the major political, economic, and social problems of the new nation are analyzed.
- The history, development, and intellectual origin of American government are studied and analyzed. Special consideration is given to the structure and operation of the executive, legislative and judiciary branches, and the role of government and politics in a modern industrial society.