MORNING CLASSES / 8-week session (10 a.m. - Noon unless otherwise noted)
A History of Innovation
Class Co-Leaders: Myras and Linda Osman
In this class we will explore innovations that changed the way we live and helped make the modern world. Key technologies will include the electric light, refrigeration, measuring time, glass and lenses, recording sound, water purification, modern metals and locomotion. We will use the PBS documentary film, How We Got to Now as well as two other documentaries on the creation of the early steel industry and railroads. Although not required, those interested might want to read How We Got to Now; Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson.
Course Code: CE-TKE01-05
Hitchcock Looks at Fascism
Class Co-Leaders: Jeff Decker and Suzanne Patterson
NOTE: class time 9:30a.m.- Noon
Alfred Hitchcock is recognized as one of the greatest film makers in the history of cinema. This class is intended to be an examination of his earlier and more obscure films which were designed to inform his viewers regarding the evils of the emergence of fascism. While his more famous films will not be represented here, some iconic scenes in the history of film as pertaining to Hitchcock will be recognized and analyzed during classroom conversation. The movies scheduled for viewing and discussion span the years 1934 through 1944 and include Sabotage (an extremely dark and rarely seen film), the original The Man Who Knew Too Much - no Doris Day here!,The 39 Steps, Secret Agent, and Lifeboat.
Course Code: CE-TKE01-06
For more information call Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or firstname.lastname@example.org