Adult Learning Exchange Spring 2011 Class list
APRIL 8TH - MAY 27TH (all classes are on Fridays):
(Note: Class prices can be pro-rated since you would be joining after the start date.)
Introduction to GeologyFacilitators: Myras Osman & Erma Amstadter
10 a.m. – Noon / Room B2200 Fee: $73
Using the acclaimed History Channel Series How the Earth Was Made we will explore the physical earth. The videos feature spectacular on-location filming with interviews from world renowned geologists who explain the origins of the best known places in the world. After each film we will discuss the topic in further detail. Topics will include the formation of the earth, the origin of rocks and minerals, mountain formation, earthquakes, volcanoes, and the great ice ages. Find out where you can see fascinating geology right here in Illinois.
Film Series: Faith and Morality in Cinema Facilitator: Suzanne Patterson
9:30 a.m. – Noon / Room B2203 Fee: $73
This class will explore the various ways in which faith and morality form the core of some of the most stirring and powerful films. A moral or spiritual dilemma often being the driving force behind a protagonist’s “journey”, we will examine films that reflect this conflict through various genres and styles. Films to be shown include Michael Tolkin’s The Rapture, Denys Arcand’s Jesus of Montreal, Danny Boyles’ Millions and David Volach’s My Father My Lord.
Hands-On Color TheoryFacilitator: Diane DuBois
1 – 3 p.m. / Room B2215 Fee: $73
Explore your creative side. Learn color theory by experimenting with Procion Dyes on fabric and paper. Lab fee of $10 includes dyes, cotton fabric, one silk scarf, and paper. Participants are asked to bring zip lock plastic bags, foam brushes (from Menards, Home Depot or a Dollar store), scissors and a dishpan from home.
Facilitator: William Mitchell
1 – 3 p.m. / Room B2201 Fee: $73
Much of what is generally known about Lincoln is clouded with legend and mythology. This class will attempt to separate fact from fiction. Lincoln felt his destiny was shaped by the events in his life; therefore it is imperative that one analyzes the effects of abolitionism and civil war and how they shaped Lincoln's politics and presidency.