Culture & Society
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Discover the U.S. Constitution
Our Constitution is a remarkable document. It is short, it is only a few paragraphs long and it has withstood the test of time. However, the government of, by, and for the people only works when people understand how it works. Knowing what is in the Constitution and why it is relevant to us today is fundamental to our being able to defend it. This class offers a short and easy guide to understanding the Constitution.
CE-HIST 2122, 3 Thurs., Sept. 16-30, 6:00-8:00 pm, $78. E Castillo, Jr. #83652
Voting History in the United States
Learn about the history of voting in the United States. The voting history has not been characterized by a smooth and inexorable progress toward universal political participation. It has instead been messy, littered with periods of both expansion and retraction of the franchise with respect to many groups of potential voters. Discover how this history calls us to action and conveys that voting rights are not definitively won but must be struggled for and defended.
CE-HIST 2150, 3 Thurs., Dec. 2-16, 6:00-8:00 pm, $75. E Castillo, Jr. #84076
Gospel of Matthew
This course will introduce and study in detail the Gospel of Matthew of the New Testament. The disciplines of history, literary and textual criticism as well as theology will be used in this study. Anyone interested in learning more about their Christian faith, early Christianity and the Bible will benefit from this course.
CE-PHIL 2030VA, 8 Fri., Sept. 17-Nov. 5, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $202. J Coppola. #83634
American Bill of Rights: A Guide
The Bill of Rights original purpose was to defend the people of the United States against an aristocratic and geographically distant Congress whose members, many feared, would act in their own self-interest. It was only after the Civil War, with the passage and ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, that the Bill of Rights began to accrue its modern meaning. This engaging 7-week course is not just an historical study but designed to deepen the student’s understanding off present-day controversies over issues like free speech, the separation of church and state, and the Second Amendment right of ordinary citizens to “keep and bear arms.”
CE-LAW 2009, 7 Thurs., Oct. 7-Nov. 18, 6:00-8:00 pm, $170. E Castillo, Jr. #83658
American Presidency and Social Movements: FDR to Trump
FDR and the civil rights movement to Trump and Black Lives Matter, US Presidents have dealt with a wide range of social movements from both the right and the left. Topics include the antiwar, civil rights, conservative/new right, and women’s rights movements from the last ninety years.
CE-HIST 2146, 4 Mon., Sept. 13-Oct. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm, $99 (+ textbook). M Koncewicz. #83528
Soccer: A History of the World’s Game
Examine the sport of soccer from a historical, cultural and global perspective. See “the world’s game” from various angles and perspectives including the sport’s impact on personal identity in contemporary society. For those new to the sport as well as lifelong fans.
CE-CULTR 2032, 5 Tues., Oct. 5-Nov. 2, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, $114. N Reifer. #83678