Reading the Economist (SIG)

Summer 8-Week / $85 $25
Wednesdays July 12 - September 20 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
185B
Marilyn Alton, Ron Sandler
The Economist is an authoritative weekly magazine focusing on international politics and business news and opinion. This group will discuss the news articles and possible effects of current phenomena on the U.S. population. We will have a lot fun in this class--why not join us this summer? (Subscription to The Economist required; reduced rates are available) [R, D, RP]

[Closed] Four American Poets: Billy Collins, Louise Gluck, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Oliver

Summer 4-Week 1 / $85
Wednesdays July 12 - August 2 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
181A
Ben Sandler
These four American poets are popular and provocative. Collins and Gluck are recent poet laureates. Millay and Oliver are widely read. This course will open a door to their work. The approach is not technical or academic. The goal is pleasure and insight for everyone. If you think poetry is generally dull or irrelevant or obscure, this course will surprise you. We will read one poet each week. If you come to the end of the fourth week wanting more, the class will have achieved its goal. [R, D] (Manual of readings to purchase)

Wednesday Afternoon At The Movies: Bette Davis

Summer 4-Week 1 / $85
Wednesdays July 12 - August 2 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm
181A
Karen Graflage
This summer we'll sit back and enjoy four movies starring the larger-than-life, Bette Davis, actress, star, entertainer. Nominated ten times for the Best Actress Oscar, she demonstrated great scope and depth in her roles. This summer enjoy Jezebel (1938), The Petrified Forest (1936), Now, Voyager (1942), All About Eve (1950), and clips from the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan (2017). [D, V]

Women In The Work Force

Summer 4-Week 1 / $85
Wednesdays July 12 - August 2 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
185B
Karen Sterbenz, Sydney Long
Did you ever wonder how women in the work force got where they are today? Through reports and discussion, we'll look at the history of women in the work force. After a brief overview, we'll focus on the United States: American Revolution, Civil War, Industrial Revolution, World Wars I and II, the Feminist Movement and the current work situation. We'll have a guest presenter for the third session, who will bring us up to date on her workplace experience. [D, RP, GS]

Memoirs: Writing Life Stories

Summer 4-Week 1 / $85
Wednesdays July 12 - August 2 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
186C
Leonard Adreon, Ruby Lapin
Thursdays July 13 - August 3 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
186C
Rudy Yanuck
Have you ever wished to write stories from your life experiences/observations to share with immediate family, extended family, friends, or the general public? These may be stories of what you've done, what you've learned, people you've met, places you've lived, places where you've traveled. A memoir may be a collection of "single slices" of your life: childhood, career, retirement, war duty, living in another culture, etc. Or it may be a chronological accounting of your entire life. Class members act as a sounding board for our writings, giving feedback in a constructive setting. [D, W] (Writing Your Life, Mary Borg, Cottonwood Press, 1998)