Culture & Society
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Let’s Talk About Race
Research shows racism can be countered effectively only when society engages in brave, direct conversation about race and oppression. Do you struggle to find the words or the right time to speak out? Explore basic information, appropriate language, alternatives to colorblindness, and strategies for engaging in conversation about race and racism.
CE-CULTR 2053, $26. R Alpern.
Sec. A: 1 Mon., Apr. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm. #21319
Sec. B: 1 Tues., Apr. 13, 7:00-9:00 pm. #21320
Participants will explore their own culture and hear about other cultures in this remote class. Using the formula power plus prejudice = isms, we will explore various “isms” including racism, sexism, homophobia, religious bias, classism, ableism, languageism, and ageism and look at personal, cultural and institutional forms of bias and prejudice. Examine ways that you have experienced bias and practice methods of interrupting bias comments.
CE-CULTR 2056, 1 Mon., Feb. 22, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $42. P Prutzman. #21711
The Gospel of John
The Gospel of John is one of the most important pieces of sacred literature in the New Testament. Get introduced to this highly spiritual and mysterious text, using multiple disciplines to bring insights that go beyond what has been offered in Church sponsored courses.
CE-PHIL 2003VA, 7 Mon., Feb. 3-Mar. 17, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-4, $155. J Coppola. #21362
Hot Topics in the News
Presentation of major national and international current events; a background of the news is provided for better understanding. Questions, discussion, and individual presentations are encouraged.
CE-POLTC 2002VA, 5 Tues., 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $104. E Pressman
Sec. A: Feb. 16-Mar. 16. #21602
Sec. B: Mar. 30-Apr. 27. #21603
Examine the decade where the baby boomer generation planted the seeds for a new world order of tolerance and understanding. With discussion of some popular topics of the sixties including politics, sex, drugs and rock and roll, identify the positive and negative outcomes of the era.
CE-HIST 2143, 4 Thurs., Feb. 4-25, 7:00-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $78 (+ $30 for 2 paperback books, payable to instructor). R Cirulli. #21335
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., Feb. 1-Mar. 1, (skip 2/15). 6:00-8:00 pm $99. M Koncewicz. #21761
The World’s Most Important Issues
There are number of emerging political, social and economic concerns that will become among the world’s most important issues. Facts will be presented, followed by time to explore, debate, question, and challenge ideas and to suggest proposed remedies. Issues will include the future of work and the impact on employment 2020 to 2030, climate change, the post oil world, the world’s food and water supply, aging societies and nuclear issues.
CE-POLTC 2017, 3 Thurs., Mar. 4-18, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $73. K McGee. #21444
The Art & Architecture of Jewish Culture–Part 2
An exploration of the art and architecture of Jewish culture from the 18th century through modern times.
CE-CULTR 2051VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 18-Apr. 29 (skip 4/1), 1:30-3:30 pm, $155. B Levy. #21358
The Road to Modernity in Art & Architecture: 1875 to Present
An exploration of the development of architectural style from the late 19th century through the present, evidencing the evolution into modern concerns and global views of architecture and society.
CE- CULTR 2039VA, 6 Tues., Mar. 16-Apr. 27 (skip 3/30), 1:30-3:30 pm, $155. B Levy. #21631
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 Thurs., Apr. 1-29, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $114. N Reifer. #21715