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Norton Institute for Continuing Education
SPRING 2013 COURSES
NICE is a collaborative effort of Wheaton College and EPOCH Assisted Living – Norton
and is anaffiliate of the Elderhostel Institute Network.
Before 1776: Colonial Period in America
The June 5th Wednesday session is canceled because of a death in Gary's family.
Gary will do just 3more sessions of the course:
June 12, 19, 26--10:30 to 12:30 pm
5 sessions (Class limited to 125) at Norton Public Library
Wednesday, May 22, Tuesday, May 28, Wednesdays, June 12,19,26 - 10:30 - 12:30n
Robert Frost captured the subtle Americanization of Britain's North American colonies when he observed "the land was ours before we were the lands.
" Focusing on the years from 1607 to 1776, the history of colonial America is a story of extraordinary scope with European, African and native people's interacting in a drama of settlement and conflict that lasted for hundreds of years. No one would have predicted that one day the profoundly different English colonies along the East Coast would eventually form the United States of America.
Recommended reading: Jill LePore, "The Name of War", Vintage PB.
Gary L. Hylander, PhD, teaches history at Framingham State University, Bay Path College
and is Program Supervisor of Student Teachers at Boston University
The Magic of Music and Film II, 1950 to the Present
Two Identical Sections - each has 6 sessions at Wheaton in Watson Room 222
(Each section is limited to 60 students.)
Section 1: 10:00 - 11:15 am, Mondays, March 25, April 1,8,15,22,29 Section 2: 10:00 - 11:15 am, Wednesdays, March 27, April 3,10,17,24 & May 1
A study of how music and sound have been manipulated to support and amplify moving images on film, looking at the genres of musical film, feature-length animated film, westerns and singing cowboys, historical dramas, romantic comedies, and the remarkable partnership of director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams from 1975 to 2013.
Ann Sears, PhD, Professor of Music at Wheaton College
Mavericks, Renegades, and Recluses:
Appreciating Modern Artof the 20th Century
Sorry, class filled
6 sessions at Wheaton College in Room 122 Fridays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm March 29, April 5,12,19,26, & May 3
Are you curious as to how and why modern artists created the work they did?
This course will explore choices artists made in response to changes in American society.
We will refer to autobiography, art history and art criticism associated with key works and the artists who made them.
Denyse Wilhelm, Assistant Dean, Wheaton College
A Natural History of Small Things: A Field Course
6 sessions (Class limited to 16) at Wheaton College- MARS Science Center
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - June 4, 11, 18 Thursdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm June 6, 13, 20
In each session we'll explore the Wheaton Woods for lichen, moss, fern, and mushroom identification andcollection.
Students can build their own herbarium of collected specimens.
Enrollees are asked to wear long pants, sneakers and apply an insect repellent and to be prepared for field activities of 1-2 hr. duration in uneven forest terrain.
Deborah Cato, MS, Instructor of Biology at Wheaton College