Dear Collegium members,
After successfully completing our winter 2021 program, we are pleased to present our spring 2021 course offerings. With each successive semester we feel increasingly confident in using our model as the foundation for Collegium’s remote classes.
We are pleased and excited to let you know that we are offering seven remote classes, led by experienced Collegium faculty. Three classes will be held on Wednesdays, and four on Fridays with two offerings in the 11:30 Friday time slot. These spring classes will be offered for six consecutive weeks beginning Wednesday, April 7th and Friday, April 9th. The offerings include a mix of discussion-based classes as well as classes with multi-media lectures.
If you have any questions, please email the Collegium office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-606-6748 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you.
Our world has changed to one filled with diverse opportunities for electronic learning. We hope you will return again to Collegium where we continue to combine the highest standards for enriched learning experiences with the support and stimulation of both old and new friends.
Please stay well and safe. We look forward to seeing you on screens of all sizes.
The Collegium Board
SUMMER 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAYS JUNE 9, 16, 23, 30
9:30 a.m. –10:45 a.m.
Great Decisions Discussion Group
Leader: Joan Staudinger, Collegium member, retired teacher, former school board member, discussion facilitator
The Great Decisions program of the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), America’s largest world affairs discussion program, promotes fact-based discussions and critical thinking. Using the FPA 2021 Briefing Book, each zoom class will begin with a 30-minute viewing of a Foreign Policy Association film on the selected topic, followed by a moderator-guided discussion. Our four-week class will start by exploring global supply chains and U.S. national security. Week 2 will consider Brexit: taking stock and looking ahead. A discussion of the two Koreas will follow, and the class will close with a consideration of the World Health Organization’s response to Covid-19. Members can purchase the 2021 Great Decisions Briefing Book by ordering online at www.fpa.org or contacting sales at1 (800) 477-5836or emailing email@example.com. Allow time for the book to be shipped to you. Supplemental readings may be forwarded to the class via email to enhance a discussion.
11:30 a.m. –12:45 p.m.
Guy Endore: Author and Activist
Leader: Casey Ellis, Westchester Community College adjunct instructor of English literature and composition, recipient of SUNY Chancellor’s Award for excellence in adjunct teaching, author
Literature is full of intriguing obscurities. Guy Endore, novelist, screenwriter, and 20th-centuryactivist is the topic of this study. The first class will introduce Endore, a Jewish American idealist whose literary career and work were truly unique. Endore’s passion for French history led to The Werewolf of Paris, a fascinating blend of Gothic horror, history, and radical politics that will be the focus of our second class. Our last two classes will explore Endore’s masterpiece, Babouk, which tragically derailed his career. Endore’s solidarity with people of color made Babouk, a historical novel aboutthe start of the Haitian Revolution, a moving indictment of racism. Sadly, the racism of his era doomed the book and spoiled Endore’s chances for literary stardom. We’ll discuss the background and themes of the two books and the literary world that produced them. Participants are not required to purchase either book.
New Members can call 914-606-6748 to register.
Current Members can either register with their user ID and password or call.
COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning is a membership organization created in 2004 to combine serious study and social exchange. Each COLLEGIUM semester features a different array of courses in the arts and sciences, all led by exceptional volunteers with expertise in the subjects they teach. Participants are encouraged to engage in classroom discussion and the schedule allows for informal discussion between sessions and during breaks.
Knollwood Center, Valhalla Campus