History, Political Science & Law

Upcoming Courses

Courses

This 2-hour lecture/slide presentation will describe the sequence of events and remarkable characters on both sides in the so-called 'First Afghanistan War' (1839-1842) and reflect on insights that might pertain to America's ongoing war in Afghanistan today.


Every day, starting on 11/05/19 and ending on 11/05/19, THC, Alice Haynes Room
Each lecture covers one Amazing Leader's life and career, focusing on his war record, and the characteristics that made him an amazing leader.


Every week on Monday, starting on 11/04/19 and ending on 11/18/19, THC, Room 305 (9 seats (9%) remaining)
This course will explain how the election process is unjust and results in a government of, by, and for states, rather than the people.


Every day, starting on 10/16/19 and ending on 10/16/19 ( No seats currently available )
How can artwork enrich our understanding of American history?


Every day, starting on 12/18/19 and ending on 12/18/19
What really happens at our borders? Come to this class to find out.


Every day, starting on 12/19/19 and ending on 12/19/19, BUS, Ukrop Auditorium Q162
Travel on this virtual tour from the reservoir to the river as we discuss the development of Richmond's Byrd Park, the Carillon tower, and the surrounding neighborhoods.


Every day, starting on 10/22/19 and ending on 10/22/19, WSTN - Brown Alley Room ( No seats currently available )
Learn the history of the Declaration of Independence from 1776 to today, as discovered by author of the founding-documents novel, 'Carrying the Declaration of Independence.'


Every day, starting on 09/24/19 and ending on 09/24/19, GOTW, Auditorium Room A001 ( No seats currently available )
This course follows the Poe Museum's curators, donors, and others who helped the institution find, verify, and acquire its collection.


Every week on Monday, starting on 11/04/19 and ending on 11/25/19
This course examines key issues of interest to participants.


Every week on Wednesday, starting on 10/09/19 and ending on 11/20/19 (excluding 10/16/19, 10/30/19, 11/13/19) ( No seats currently available )
Join this class to learn about Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan.


Every day, starting on 12/03/19 and ending on 12/03/19, SPB, Room 204
Come hear about the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv's 1977 European League Basketball Championship.


Every day, starting on 12/17/19 and ending on 12/17/19
Appalachian stereotypes appear to be one of the last to be considered acceptable by the media and large expanses of society. The speaker's family has been part of Appalachia since 1750, so he has something to say about it.


Every day, starting on 10/21/19 and ending on 10/21/19 ( No seats currently available )
Using Smithsonian American Art Museum artworks, this session will explore America from its earliest days as a British colony to its birth as a new nation.


Every day, starting on 09/20/19 and ending on 09/20/19, JPSN, Room 118
Join us for an opportunity to learn about women's history and fashion at the turn of the 20th Century in the beautiful Maymont Mansion.


Every day, starting on 09/23/19 and ending on 09/23/19, Maymont Mansion ( No seats currently available )
Learn about Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in east-central Karnataka, India.


Every day, starting on 12/05/19 and ending on 12/05/19, SPB, Room 204
Attend this class offered by an elder law expert as she talks about what legal options you may wish to consider, what critical legal decisions should not be overlooked, and how to know and choose what's best for you.


Every day, starting on 09/18/19 and ending on 09/18/19, JPSN, Room 118
Join this class for an introduction to federal lobbying by a former Washington lobbyist, including the laws that govern advocacy and a frank discussion about what lobbyists actually do.


Every week on Thursday, starting on 10/17/19 and ending on 10/24/19 (13 seats (18%) remaining)
In this class we will discuss the basic attributes of maps, what led to Americans' fascination with them, aspects of state-of-the-art work in spatial analysis and how maps can help us better understand American history.


Every week on Tuesday, starting on 11/05/19 and ending on 11/19/19 ( No seats currently available )
Join your Osher colleagues on a motor coach trip to Mount Vernon and the Marine Corps Museum.


Every day, starting on 09/17/19 and ending on 09/17/19, JAC, Parking Lot in Front of Building ( No seats currently available )
Shekhawati is a semi-arid historical region located in the northeast part of Rajasthan, India.


Every day, starting on 11/15/19 and ending on 11/15/19 (4 seats (15%) remaining)
An overview of the rape/murder of a young sailor's wife in Norfolk in 1997 and the subsequent wrongful conviction of four sailors.


Every day, starting on 10/15/19 and ending on 10/15/19
Join this virtual tour of Hollywood Cemetery.


Every day, starting on 10/15/19 and ending on 10/15/19, GOTW, Auditorium Room A001 ( No seats currently available )
Designed for those considering joining a nonprofit board or as a refresher for anyone already serving, this class will cover the roles, obligations and responsibilities of the overall board and for individual board members.


Every week on Monday, starting on 09/30/19 and ending on 10/07/19, GOTW, Room C112
This presentation will explore the myriad ways in which African Americans in the Richmond area became literate prior to and following the Civil War.


Every day, starting on 10/31/19 and ending on 10/31/19
Explore how artists' depiction of wars (Civil, WWI and WWII) changed our national identity.


Every day, starting on 12/02/19 and ending on 12/02/19 (16 seats (20%) remaining)
Together we will trace the rise and fall of a prominent Virginian gentry family.


Every week on Monday, starting on 10/14/19 and ending on 10/21/19 ( No seats currently available )
Join Osher for a tour of the only Frank Lloyd Wright house open to visitors in the Washington, DC region.


Every day, starting on 10/02/19 and ending on 10/02/19, JAC, Parking Lot in Front of Building (5 seats (20%) remaining)
Revisit the glory days of Richmond's downtown through two former department stores: Thalhimers and Miller & Rhoads.


Every day, starting on 10/10/19 and ending on 10/10/19 (3 seats (3%) remaining)
Take a romp through two centuries of American politics to examine the lives of nine Americans who (famous in their day) are now largely forgotten because they failed in their quests to become President.


Every week on Tuesday, starting on 09/24/19 and ending on 10/08/19, GOTW, Auditorium Room A001 ( No seats currently available )
What can we learn from America's past about US diplomacy and securing world peace.


Every week on Wednesday, starting on 11/06/19 and ending on 11/13/19 (7 seats (6%) remaining)
This session will explore the historical, political, and economic reasons why a new state was formed from Virginia.


Every day, starting on 10/14/19 and ending on 10/14/19, JPSN, Room 118 (8 seats (6%) remaining)