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Morning sessions (10 a.m.-noon)
Over There and Over Here; the Great War 1914-18
Class Leaders: Linda and Myras Osman
commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War
I, this course will examine political, economic, social and cultural
aspects of “The War to End All Wars.” Using documentary films, topics
will include: the failure of diplomacy that brought about the war; life
in the trenches for the average soldier; the development of extensive
propaganda agencies to mobilize entire nations and the role of labor,
including female labor in factories, farms and hospitals. We will also
examine the poetry, music and art of the war period.
Course Number: CE-TKE01-05
Constitutional Law Continued
Class Leader: Professor Carl Stover
class will discuss current and recent major decisions of the Supreme
Court. Typically, the class will read edited versions, or synopses per
week, of three cases: this year’s and two precedents. The specific cases
will depend on what the Supreme Court decides, or takes up, in 2013-14,
but issues already on the docket include Prayer at Official Functions,
Affirmative Action, Campaign Finance, and Electronic Surveillance.
Completion of a previous constitutional law course is helpful but not
necessary although some material may be repeated. All reading materials
will be provided.
Course Number: CE-TKE01-06
Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics
Class Leader: Stan Moore
will read the two essays simultaneously and gradually. Questions of
politics and justice, education and knowledge will guide us through
these classics. What does the ideal state look like? Is justice a matter
of psychology or politics or both? What causes the
states? What is the dynamic between parents and children? What are the
clues to a successful upbringing and education? Should art and poetry be
banned? Please read Book one of both Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s
Politics for the first session. Any translation will do. Both books are
available for purchase at the GSU Bookstore.
Course Number: CE-TKE01-07
Afternoon Sessions (1 – 3 p.m.)
Cinema Studies: The Character Arc in Psychological Drama and Suspense
Class Leader: Suzanne Patterson
With an emphasis on character driven screenplays, this class will view independent and foreign films of a compelling and provocative nature. Through films such as Volker
Schlondorff’s “Young Torless,” Atom Egoyan’s “Felicia’s Journey”, Baran bo Odar’s “The Silence,” Julian Roman Polsler’s “Die Wand (The Wall)” and others we will explore the arc or psychological journey taken by the films’ protagonists. (Note class end time of 3:30 p.m.)
Course Number: CE-TKE01-08
Class Leaders: Kathy Kemp, Joyce Semmler & Al Sturges
How did art turn from Monet’s lush gardens to face an unforgiving 20th Century in
Beckmann’s tragic Titanic? The German-influenced Expressionists depicted sex, poverty, sickness, death, oppression and horrific war. With stunning individuality, they layered on primary colors and black lines, portraying blue horses and angular nudes to evoke emotion. Artists from Klimt to Kandinsky sought authenticity in folk crafts: wood cuts and Bavarian stained glass. Their work impacted cinema and society to earn them the epithet
“degenerate.” These brilliant and fascinating artists have a cautionary tale for us as we explore their lives, their work and the historic trends that informed both.
Course Number: CE-TKE01-09
Class Leader: Diane Moses
Awaken your Thespian skills and have fun with this class as we enjoy reading plays from the Contemporary American Theater. The playwrights have won Tony and Obie Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Drama Desk citations and more. Our Anthology contains eight plays, including “Streamers,” “Marco Polo Sings a Solo,” “Wings,” “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,” ”Crimes of the Heart,” “The Dining Room,” “Painting Churches” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
The book, “Plays from Contemporary American Theater,” along with a bookmark magnifier may be purchased at the GSU Bookstore at a nominal cost.
Course Number: CE-TKE01-10
Civil War Battles and Generals
Class Leaders: Bill Mitchell and Scott Dominiak
In this continuation course, class will examine Gettysburg and its impact on the war as well as the direction of the country; also we will look at the river campaign (Anaconda Strategy) fought in the West, which was the catalyst to defeating the South. Then we will examine several prominent personalities associated with the Civil War; generals and politicians will be fodder for discussion.
Course Number: CE-TKE01-11