THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

NEVER STOP LEARNING!

In class with The Knowledge Exchange at GSU

THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

- For lifelong learners

- Unique and diverse non-credited classes

- Reasonable price

- Designed for retired and semi-retired learners

- Relaxed and friendly environment

- Encouraging shared learning and the free exchange of opinions and ideas

 

Location

GSU Campus, B-Wing Classrooms

& The Zoom Virtual Platform


Contact 

Suzanne Patterson or Katie Karstensen

School of Extended Learning 

Email: spatterson3@govst.edu or kkarstensen@govst.edu 

Courses

The Federalist Papers are a collection of 85 guest editorials printed in American newspapers in 1787--1788, written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay to persuade Americans to ratify the newly written Constitution. They are persuasive evidence of the Intent of the Framers and the Original Meaning of the Constitution, cited hundreds of times by Courts and highly relevant to this day.

Join Retired GSU University Professor in Public Administration Carl Stover for an examination of these essays which address not only issues of 18th Century America, but key questions of politics and political philosophy throughout the ages including Truth, Human Nature, Longevity, and Justice.

Class will read and discuss 20 to 25 of these papers; approximately 3 papers at 5 pages each per week.

This is a morning class and when paired with an afternoon class qualifies for the second class discount (a $35 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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Join retired GSU Professor Ron Small as he returns to the live/hybrid classroom with Part 2 of his class on fascinating composers and glimpses into their equally fascinating lives. 

Through video clips, enjoy exploring the lives of well-known composers and how their lives influenced their music.  

Other factors that influenced their music such as the composers' nationality and the music period in which they lived will also be highlighted. Video music examples include those featuring outstanding soloists, conductors, and orchestras.

Note:  Upon registration, you will be contacted to confirm whether you intend to attend in person or virtually.

This is a morning class and when paired with an afternoon class qualifies for the second class discount (a $35 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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Join Historian and longtime TKE class presenter Myras Osman for an exploration of the challenges facing the early Republic of the United States. The years covered will be 1796 to 1815 with a look at the administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. 

Topics via lecture and documentary films will include the controversial Election of 1800, the Expansion of Slavery, the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition highlighting its impact and the near disastrous War of 1812 (the Second War for Independence).

This is a morning class and when paired with an afternoon class qualifies for the second class discount (a $35 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.


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Over the span of a century, advertising has become an integral and ubiquitous part of our lives.

Join TKE class presenter Jerome Julian and explore how this medium of communication evolved over the past 100 years: the real "Mad" men and women behind some of the most successful ad campaigns; the darker side of targeted social media ads; and the roles that psychology, culture, gender, race, age and technology play in mass marketing.

Using audio-visual and written material, this class will include an historical overview of modern advertising media, discussion and analyses of the linguistic and iconographic content of advertising, as well as the persuasion techniques employed to create our wants, desires, and the needs we didn't know we needed.  NOTE: This is a repeat of Jerome's fall 2018 class.

This is an afternoon class and when paired with a morning class qualifies for the second class discount (a $35 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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Join longtime TKE class presenter and film enthusiast Suzanne Patterson with this finger-snapping, toe-tapping journey into the world of non-traditional movie musicals such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Hear My Song, Love Me Tonight, and Cabin in the Sky.

Enjoy a lively discussion afterwards including an examination of vocal and musical styles and an in-depth look at the cinematic translations. 

NOTE: This is a 6-week class (April 1-May 6)

This is an afternoon class and when paired with a morning class qualifies for the second class discount (a $35 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.


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The Knowledge Exchange welcomes new class leader Carol Meyer with her important and timely topic.

As we walk into the '20s of this 21st century, we remember many who can no longer tell their personal story of surviving WWII and the Holocaust.

Through readings, films, guest speakers and group discussion, this class serves to arm participants with the educational tools needed to successfully inspire and engage younger generations to keep the history in our midst.

This is an afternoon class and when paired with a morning class qualifies for the second class discount (a $35 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



This course contains no sessions
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