Upcoming Courses
Courses

Join us as we discuss the emergence of certain values that explain the rise of a global dominance of Western ideas, institutions, technology, and culture over the past five centuries. What was it that allowed these aspects to develop, and what does the future hold for them in the next millennium? In a contemporary world of intolerance, strife, and rapid change, is the legacy of such values worth defending? Or, has there been a loss of faith in the civilization that we inherited from our ancestors? Documentary videos, informal lectures, and class discussion will form the core of the course.

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.

Online resources have made finding your ancestors easier than ever! Discover many FREE tools beyond Ancestry.com and Family Search that are available, and learn the best search strategies for accurate results. We will start with basic vitalinformation, then cover topics such as research organization, expanding genealogical context, preservation methods for family treasures, andobscure resources that break down brick walls. Basic computer knowledge is required.

Instructor:
Robyn Belt, Branch Manager, Wichita Public Library

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.

Learn the history of John, Paul, George and Ringo, from Liverpool to London and beyond. This course focuses on the key figures, events and music in Beatles' history. It also explores the band's breakup and post-breakup periods. In addition, some of the most influential biographies on the band are examined for bias and credibility. Finally, the class will explore the differing versions of the band's story which have existed over the decades.

Instructor:
Erin Weber, American History Professor, Newman University, Author of "The Beatles and Historians: An Analysis of Writings About the Fab Four."

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.