The Knowledge Exchange, (formerly The Adult Learning Exchange T.A.L.E.), invites you to join an stimulating winter series of classes.
Sessions are held on Fridays for eight weeks beginning April 5 to May 24, mornings and afternoons.
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The Knowledge Exchange: Spring 2013
Morning Sessions (10 a.m. – noon)
• The History and Culture of Native North America (10 a.m. - noon)
• Cinema Studies (9:30 a.m. - noon)
• Special presentation on Climate Change
(April 26 only, noon – 1 p.m.)
Class Leaders: Myras and Linda Osman
A series of documentary films will be used to provide the chronological
story of Native North America. After each film we will discuss
the historical period and various aspects of Native American culture.
Topics of discussion will include the political systems, family and clan
organizations, the role of women, agriculture and foods, housing
and clothing, crafts and arts as well as weapons, war, and hunting
Class Leader: Suzanne Patterson (Note class begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Documentary filmmakers observe their subjects or subject matter
using a variety of cinematic techniques inviting audiences to use
their viewing skills to form their own observations and opinions.
Join this class for a look at eight provocative contemporary documentaries
which focus on global and social concerns as we examine
narrative style and content, questioning how we are affected by the
images and facts presented. Are we convinced? Shocked? Uninterested?
Amazed? Disturbed? Moved to action? A lively post screening
discussion will surely help us answer these questions as we address
the filmmaker’s message.
FREE: A ‘Lunch and Learn’ Special Presentation by Richard Treptow
Climate Change: The Earth Calls to Us
Friday, April 26, noon – 1 p.m.
Open to all course participants, bring a lunch and join this informational
session on climate change which includes an enlightening
Power Point presentation with accompanying lecture by Richard
Afternoon Sessions (1 - 3 p.m.)
• Play Reading
• The Civil War
• Achieving Wholeness and Wellness through a study of Carl Jung
Class Leader: Diane Moses
Do you like to read, act, and think in a non-judgmental atmosphere?
Enjoy exercising your thespian desires by reading the following plays.
We will discuss some aspects of these works. No experience is necessary.
The goal is to increase critical thinking and to have fun.
The following plays will be read: A Raisin in the Sun, Pygmalion, Master
Class and The Laramie Project and, if time allows, Clybourne Park. Play
reading materials will be available in class.
Note: Class is limited to 20 enrollees.
Class Leaders: Bill Mitchell and Scott Dominiak
A refreshing approach will be used in this class about the U.S. Civil War:
no endless stream of battles like those of Bull Run, Shiloh, or Gettysburg!
Instead this class will take an enlightening look at the different social
and political components that revolved around the Civil War. Topics
include the changing technology of war, the political agenda for fighting
a war, a soldier’s life, journalism and how the war was reported, Lincoln:
tyrant or emancipator, and the art of spying.
It is also the intent to allow for other topics that would be of great interest
to those who wish to participate in the class. Suggested books and
selected readings will be provided for greater insight but are not mandatory
to the understanding of the material presented.
Class Leader: Keith Kemp (GSU guest lecturer: Tim Pedigo)
Utilizing film and readings from The Essential Jung by Anthony Storr,
we will examine psychological theories and current practices relating to
Jung’s work. Jung emphasized the development of personality throughout
adult life -- and, yes, into old age! We will be guided in our quest
with a one-time lecture by professor and current practitioner in the field
The Essential Jung is available for purchase or rental at GSU’s Follett
Bookstore: $25.95 purchase, $12.46 rental.