History & Politics
Haunted History of the British Isles
Learn some of the wonderful haunted tales and folktales of the British Isles (England, Ireland, and Scotland) along with colorful tales of Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Henry VIII, and others.
CE-HIST 2044, 2 Sat., June 20 & 27, 12:30-2:30 pm, Room TBD, $40. L DiMartino. #5717
New! World War I: 100th Anniversary Edition
It was called the war to end all wars. Learn how the First World War is still having an impact on us today. Among the personalities discussed are a young Winston Churchill, Lawrence of Arabia, Mata Hari, Charles De Gaulle, Adolph Hitler, Erwin Rommel, and the Red Baron, among others. Suggested reading: The Illustrated History of the First World War by Andrew Wiest.
CE-HIST 2045, 4 Sat., June 6-27, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $80. L DiMartino. #5043
World War II via Film: War Lords
Through the use of film examine the roles played by Stalin, Hitler, Roosevelt, and Churchill in the Second World War. Discuss the decisions they made, how they interacted with each other, and how they shaped the modern world. Films to be discussed include Downfall, The Inner Circle, The Winds of War, Hyde Park on the Hudson, Into the Storm and Max. Extensive use will also be made of film documentaries.
CE-HIST 2015, 4 Wed., June 3-24, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $80. P Gettler. #5008
Generals of the Civil War
Through the use of cinematic and documentary films discuss and analyze the roles played by Lincoln, Lee, Jackson, Grant and Sherman in the Civil War. Films to be discussed include Lincoln, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, How the West Was Won, Gone with the Wind, and Glory.
CE-HIST 2012, 4 Wed., July 1-22, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $80. P Gettler. #5007
D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy
To honor the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, an in-depth study of the planning and execution of the largest military invasion in the history of warfare. Study the German defenses and follow the Allies landing by air and sea to gain a foothold on Hitler’s Fortress Europe.
CE-HIST 2034, 4 Sun., July 12-Aug. 2, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Room TBD, $125. D Fruci. #5740
The Loyalist Cause: America’s First Civil War
Learn what happened to those who supported the British cause during the American Revolutionary War. The supporters to be discussed include Benedict Arnold, General Cornwalis and others. A must course for those interested in the history of this era!
CE-HIST 2035, 2 Sat., June 6 & 13, 12:30-2:30 pm, Room TBD, $40. L DiMartino. #5718