Courses

Take a stroll down Douglas and into old East Wichita's past - from Washington to Hydraulic. Explore Wichita's history including early entrepreneurs A.A. Hyde, iconic businesses like the Mentholatum Company, The Auto Row of the 1950's, Alan Ginsberg's Beat Movement, and local redevelopment discussions.

Join us as we "Drag Douglas" on foot. 


Instructor:
Dr. Jay Price, Chair & Professor, Department of History, Wichita State University

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdrawals a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting, No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting. 



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Engage in an exciting and intellectually stimulating discussion of challenging global issues and their implications for America. Discussions are supplemented with video-based lectures and readings developed by the Foregin Policy Association. Topics include:

-The Future of Europe
-Trade and Politics
-Conflict in the South China Sea
-Saudi Arabia in Transition
-U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
-Latin America's Political Pendulum
-Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
-Nuclear Security

Instructor:
Dr. John Dreifort, Professor of History, Wichita State University & Executive Secretary of the Wichita Committee on Foreign Policy

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


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The 1930s marked the first full decade of sound films in the United States, and Hollywood delivered an extraordinarily rich banquet of cinematic treasures. In this class we'll sample a representative assortment of those riches. We'll revisit the classic comedy of Laurel & Hardy and W.C. Fields, the best of the musical and horror genres, and the explosion of artistry in animated cartoons. We'll witness Hollywood's hard, gritty responses to the Great Depression, and showcase the work of outstanding directors like John Ford and William Wellman. For anyone who cares for sound films as entertainment or as an art form, this course will display Hollywood at its very best

Instructor:
J.B. Kaufman, Film Historian & Author
 
Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


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The term "successful aging" has been used for the past 30 years to stimulate theory, research and action around how quality of life and health can be maximized as we age. We will review current research on the biomedical and social-psychological aspects of aging and focus on demonstrations of how lifestyle changes and strategies can influence the course of aging. We'll review how the aging of U.S. society over the past 100+ years has created social policy challenges for us. We'll also discuss innovative responses to these challenges including creating age-friendly communities,
developing new technologies, and producing and marketing products that are responsive to a wide range of needs of older adults including lifelong learning and education.

Instructor:
Dr. Louis Medvene, Professor Of Psychology, Emeritus, Wichita State University

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.


This course contains no sessions
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