Courses

This is a repeat of the fall 2019 class led by Myras Osman. An exploration of the darkest and most challenging decade in modern American history.  Class will cover the causes of the Great Depression and other topics including Hoover's failed attempts to combat the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt's great experiment, & the New Deal with its various successes and failures. Class will also examine the end of Prohibition, the choking dust storms of the Great Dust Bowl, the massive construction projects of the WPA, and the impact of radio with the Fireside Chats and Orson Welles' "Invaders From Mars".

This is a morning class and when paired with an afternoon class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings). Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.
 



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The Knowledge Exchange welcomes new class leader Christine Small with this visual journey in art history. Class will view and discuss ninety paintings as Christine weaves them into a history of the western world. From cave paintings through the "cult of the famous" with Andy Warhol, enjoy this exploration of how painting and subject matter has changed through the ages.

This is a morning class and when paired with an afternoon class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings). Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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This is 3rd in the America's Greatest film series led by Suzanne Patterson. This time, writer, producer, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Through anecdotal discussions of the artist's life in connection to his films, we'll discover the man behind the camera as well as study 7 of his 22 directorial efforts.

Screenings may include No Way Out, Suddenly Last Summer, All About Eve, The Barefoot Contessa and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

NOTE: Early start time of 9:30am

This is a morning class and when paired with an afternoon class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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THE WINTER CLASS IS FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY. PLEASE CONSIDER ENROLLING IN THE SPRING 2020 SESSION. Bill Byrnes and Joan Sanders are on board to return as facilitators with this annual staple Foreign Policy Association (FPA) discussion series which is designed to enhance your knowledge of international events through discussions with others interested in foreign policy.  The text for the course is published by the FPA; topics for 2020 are: Climate Change and the Global Order, India and Pakistan, Red Sea Security, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle, China's Road into Latin America, The Philippines and the U.S. and Artificial Intelligence and Data. 

NOTE: The class fee of $93 includes a copy of the Great Decisions 2020 book which will be available for pick up in the GSU bookstore. 

Registration for the Spring 2020 session of this class is also available.

This is an afternoon class and when paired with a morning class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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Yeah yeah yeah! Jerome Julian returns with this engaging and in-depth exploration of the music and visual arts that influenced, and were influenced by, The Beatles. Discussions will arise around R&B music, photography, painting, record sleeve art, and recordings that made the group into “the four lads that shook the world.” Class will also screen select films of the Fab Four, including A Hard Day’s Night.

This is an afternoon class and when paired with a morning class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings). Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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This is 2nd in a series on Persian stories led by Judi Wilks which are presented in translation from the three main Islamicate languages - Persian, Turkish, and Arabic - drawn from both high & folk literature. Differing views of Lovers and their roles in society will be seen, and while these stories are drawn from medieval literature, it is hoped that cultural insights will be gained as applicable to present-day situations in the region. Several readings from “Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings” by Abolqasem Ferdowsi will be required as well as several other reading selections provided by Judi.  Registration is also open for the 3rd in the series, Saints, which will be offered in the spring 2020 session. 

The book price of $20 will be included in the class fee only if you have not already purchased the book.                                                                      

This is an afternoon class and when paired with a morning class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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