Culture & Society
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 Wed., Mar. 29-May 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, $170. E Castillo, Jr. #20132
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., Mar. 28-Apr. 25, 6:00-8:00 pm, $114. N Reifer. #20134
Art and Architecture of Jewish Culture: Part 2
An exploration of the art and architecture of Jewish culture from antiquity through the 18th century.
CE-CULTR 2051VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 23-May 4 (skip 4/6), 1:30-3:30 pm, $155. B Levy. #20103
The Mystique of the Roman Empire and Medieval Architectural Ramblings
Explore architectural styles from early Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic periods and their role in the transition from the “dark ages” toward contemporary architectural themes.
CE-HIST 2036VA, 6 Tues., Mar. 21-May 2 (skip 4/4), 1:30-3:30 pm, $124. B Levy. #20104