Profiles in Courage 5 sessions Friday Oct, 27 - 10:00 - 11:30 am, MON, Nov. 6th, Friday, Nov. 10th, 17th & Friday, Dec. 1st. The Edgewood Church of Christ 25 Edgewood St. Mansfield, MA Dr. Gary Hylander and Dr. William Hanna will present illustrations of the pioneering works of innovative individuals whose endeavors have earned them places in American history. Dr. Hylander will present 3 sessions: Eugene Debbs, Alice Paul, and Jackie Robinson. Dr. Hanna will present 2 sessions: Abraham Lincoln and Science also Abraham Lincoln and the press. Drs. Hylander, and Hanna have taught at the college level for many years and lectured for many cultural and educational forums. Both have PhD's from Boston College.
The Art of the Bow: Violin Virtuosity from Corelli to Joshua Bell 6 sessions Mondays 10:00 - 11:15 am, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 Wheaton College: Watson Room 222 The violin is the smallest and highest - pitched instrument in the violin family and is used in many genres of music. The violin's singing voice and expressive potential make it an especially communicative instrument, capable of conveying traditional and innovative sounds across the panorama of music. The violin first appeared in 16th - century Italy, and violinists still prize dearly instruments made by the Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati families in 16th to 18th - century Brescia and Cremona. We will survey famous violinists and the music written for them, ranging from Corelli to jazz violinist Stephan Grapelli, the great 20th - century violinist Jascha Heifitz, and today's beloved Joshua Bell. Class will include lecture, listening, and viewing of film clips, as well as some surprise live performances. Ann Sears, PhD, Professor of Music at Wheaton College
J.R.R. Tolkien's Invention of Fantasy 6 sessions: Wednesday’s 11:30 – 12:45 am: Oct.11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, &15th. Most famous for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien was also a highly respected Oxford professor who studied Beowulf, Chaucer and Old Norse language and literature. In this course we will investigate how Tolkien’s creative fantasy arose directly from his rigorous scholarship, seeing how he sometimes “solved” problems in medieval literature by writing his Middle-earth stories. In addition to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, we will read and discuss some of Tolkien’s essays and short fiction and parts of The Silmarillion, the great epic he began during his service in World War I and continued throughout his life. Dr. Michael Drout, Professor of English & Dr. of the Center for the Study of Medieval Degree.
Wheaton College -Room TBA This course will focus on what archaeology tells us about why and how the world’s first civilizations rose and developed. We will begin by discovering how both one of the world’s “oldest professions” farming – along with the rise of the first cities acted as the key factors to the founding of civilizations in Asia, Africa, and North America. We will proceed to define what “civilization” means and then discuss each of the earliest states, starting with the first urban civilization of Sumer, which developed sometime around 4000 BC in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), the so-called “Cradle of Civilization”.
We will consider the beginnings of pharaonic Egypt, the first Indus Valley (Pakistan/India) urban centers, and the Olmec State, the earliest civilization in the New World. Alex Trayford is Senior Associate Dean of Studies at Wheaton College
Registration:Please make out check to NICE – Final Registration date –September 20, 2017Mail 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 isnotified 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 and classroom location, and recommended or required reading.
Name must be on class list for first class. No monies accepted at the door.
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