The Knowledge Exchange at Governors State University
April 7 - May 26, 2017
View the Spring 2017 Brochure Here
REGISTER HERE FOR SPRING CLASSES
For more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at
708.534.4393 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For lifelong learners
• Unique and diverse non-credited courses
• Reasonable price
• Designed for retired and semi-retired learners
• Relaxed and friendly environment
• Encouraging shared learning and the free exchange of opinions and ideas
$73 for the first class
$28 for any additional class
Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
Lunch break between classes serves as a great time to enjoy lunch with other Exchange students, continue the classroom discussion, share ideas and participate in Lunch and Learn lectures when offered. The GSU cafeteria is open, seating available.
Questions? Contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393.
8-week sessions (10:00a.m. - 12noon 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
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.
NOTE: class time 9:30a.m.-Noon
Course Code: CE-TKE01-06
8-week classes / 1:00 - 3:00p.m.
U.S. HISTORYCW & Reconstruction: 1864-68
Class Co-Leaders: Bill Mitchell and Scott Dominiak
This year, co-leaders Bill and Scott are using a different approach to their civil war history class. Several significant events within the 1864-68 time period will be viewed through film and discussion. In prior years lecture dominated the class and films were used sparingly; this year will be the opposite with lecture at a minimum. The Battle for Atlanta, Sherman's March to the Sea, The Passing of the Thirteenth Amendment, and Reconstruction will be among the topics to be viewed on film and discussed.
Course Code: CE-TKE01-07
The Life and Times of Art and Music
Class Leader: Ron Small with special guest leader Betty Delinck
Ron Small returns with a second class offering, this time exploring art and music as they relate to each other during various time periods. Class sessions will review the sociopolitical influences on art and music during the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. Class will include lecture, discussion and multi-media presentations with Ron and Betty covering Music and Art respectively.
Course Code: CE-TKE01-08
For more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or email@example.com