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Fords, Flappers and Fitzgerald 6 sessions Wednesdays - 10:00 - 11:30 am Sept. 14,21,28, Oct. 5,12, (skip 19) & 26
The Edgewood Church of Christ 25 Edgewood St. Mansfield, MA
In the 1920's, the sound of radios and phonographs filled the air. Motion pictures offered new vistas for millions of moviegoers. Prosperity was everywhere. Americans began their love affair with the automobile. The women "bobbed" their hair, danced the Charleston and voted for the first time. "Keep Cool With Coolidge" was the slogan of the times.
Please read Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The novel is rich in language and captures the zeitgeist of the times. Choose a favorite passage that you may want to read aloud in class.
Gary L. Hylander, PhD, is presently an adjunct professor of history and education at Framingham State University and a program supervisor of student teachers at Boston University. Registration for G. Hylander deadline is due September 2nd. However, you may sign up for others at the same time.
Still Sweet and Lowdown: The Music of George Gershwin (Each section limited to 60 students.) Sections are identical - each is 6 sessions Section 1 3:30 - 4:45pm, Tues. Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, & 15 Watson Room 222 Section 2 3:30 - 4:45 pm, Thurs. Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, & 17 Watson Room 222
Composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) is one of the most immediately recognizable figures in all of American music. He wrote music ranging from individual songs, musical comedies, and film scores to piano concertos and his magnum opus, the folk opera Porgy and Bess. Along the way, he synthesized jazz, classical music, and the ethnic music he heard in his native New York to create a sound that has become a quintessential part of our American musical voice. We will examine how he created this unique, memorable sound and how his musical legacy still shapes American music in our time.
Ann Sears, PhD, Professor of Music at Wheaton College
This is Your Brain on Drugs: An Introduction to Drugs and Behavior 6 sessions Tuesdays - (tentative time) 12:30 2:00 pm - Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 & Nov. 8 Wheaton -Room TBA
How do drugs affect our brains and our behavior? Are there drugs that are commonly prescribed, as we age, often interact with other over-the-counter medications in ways that affect our mood, memory, and other cognitive skills? How can we make the most of the psychological benefits afforded by some drugs, and minimize the potential harms of others? This course will introduce you to the basic nature of the kinds of drugs that affect our brains - what they do and how they do these things. It will also review sobination of lectures and demonstrations will be used in the course.
Kathleen Morgan, PHD, Associate Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College
Registration: Please make out check to NICE – Final Registration date – September 15, 2016
Mail check: Attention: Paula MacDonald Wheaton College 26 East Main St. Norton, MA 02766. Fee is $40 per course. Withdrawal policy: $35 refund if NICE office is notified by telephone (508-286-3630) one week prior to class. Texts, if assigned, are available at Wheaton College Old Town Hall Bookstore for a 20% discount.
We will notify you by mail at least 2 weeks before class starts to confirm your Enrollment, send driving, parking directions, classroom location, and recommended or required reading.