THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 21
The Knowledge Exchange invites you to join in on this spring's enriching class offerings. This session will be held on Fridays for eight weeks beginning April 8 and ending on May 27, mornings and afternoons.
Morning Sessions (10a.m. - 12noon)
World History: World War II
Class Leaders: Linda and Myras Osman
Course Code: CE-TKE01-06
This class will focus on aspects of the war that are often overlooked in traditional textbooks. Chronological background will be provided by the Thames Television series World at War. Topics to be covered will include the home fronts of the Axis and Allied powers; the battle for production - war economies and industrial expansion; the battle for food - rationing and victory gardens; science goes to war - the Manhattan project, strategic bombing, secret weapons and code breakers; the role of women on the home front and battle front; internment of Japanese-Americans, and German and Italian citizens; and the role of propaganda.
Topics in Science
Class Leaders: Al Sturges and Jeff Seeman
Course Code: CE-TKE01-07
In this interactive class, participants will read and discuss articles from The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 which features work from both award-winning writers and up-and-coming voices in the field. From Brooke Jarvis on deep-ocean mining to Elizabeth Kolbert on New Zealand’s unconventional conservation strategies, from Jake Abrahamson on LED lanterns in India to Rebecca Boyle’s search for darkness in a world of light, the writers honored in this year’s volume challenge us to consider the strains facing our planet and its many species, while never losing sight of the wonders we’re working to preserve for generations to come. Class participants are encouraged to choose a subject for personal presentation. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 (Rebecca Skloot/Tim Folger editors) is available for purchase at the GSU Bookstore (708.534.4558708.534.4558).
Afternoon Sessions (1 – 3 p.m.)
The Knowledge Exchange invites you to join in on this spring's enriching class offerings. This session will be held on Fridays for eight weeks beginning April 8 ending on May 27, mornings and afternoons.
Cinema Studies: Best American Films of the 1950’s
Class Leaders: Bill Byrnes and Suzanne Patterson
NOTE: This class time extends to 3:30pm
Course Code: CE-TKE01-10
Great films challenge us to think more broadly, to think critically about the world around us and our preconceptions about it. This class will examine the decade of the 1950's through a selection of seven of the best American films made in that decade, exploring the historical and cinematic context of film-making during that time period. Among others, films screened will include Sunset Boulevard, Paths of Glory, Touch of Evil and Rebel Without a Cause.
Art Appreciation: Craft in America
Class Leader: Diane Du Bois / NOTE: Class begins April 15 and ends June 3
Course Code: CE-TKE01-09
The tradition of making functional objects from local materials continues today with an emphasis on traditional skills applied to contemporary themes. The artists/craftsman presented in the PBS series Craft in America discuss why they make art and demonstrate the processes used to create their art. A field trip to the Charles Lotton Glass Studio in Crete will be scheduled for a date in May. Class members are encouraged to bring in craft items related to the videos.
U.S. History - The Civil War: 1863
Class Leaders: Bill Mitchell and Scott Dominiak
Course Code: CE-TKE01-08
This class will examine critical points of 1863. Some of the topics will include the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chickamauga. Emancipation will be discussed as well as an examination of the Gettysburg address and how they effected the US Constitution. Other critical areas to be examined are the New York draft riots and Lincoln's role as the first "situation room" commander-in-chief of the army and navy. Also a look into Lincoln's relationship with the Jewish population through which some fundamental military changes were brought about.
For more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393or firstname.lastname@example.org