EMERITUS P R O G R A M for Fall 2014

NONCREDIT COURSES for Fall 2014
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1 2014 Shakespeare Festival:
The Comedies
2 Chicago Botanic Garden
2 Skokie Campus
8 Registration
Fall registration begins
July 7, 2014.
Classes start August 23.
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Shakespeare
F E S T I VA L
The Comedies
Mistaken identities. Fairy enchantment. Hilarious high jinks. Dirty tricks and two sets of identical twins.
Shakespeare did them all!
Sit back and laugh your way through film versions of some of the greatest comedies ever written.
HUM C50-61, OC/SK, 4 Mondays, CRN 60323
Fee: $64 for the entire series. $18 for individual session. Half-price discount does not apply.
FOUR DAYS ✤ FOUR SESSIONS ✤ FOUR FILMS ✤ ONE LOCATION
Monday, September 8
A Comedy of Errors
Fee: $18
Shakespeare’s first comedy is surely his silliest! Based on
the Roman play The Menaechmi, about a pair of twins
who eventually find one another after many episodes of
mistaken identity, Shakespeare doubles the fun by adding
a pair of twin servants. Screen the 1983 film of the play
featuring the same actors in the dual roles: Michael
Kitchen plays both of the Antipholus brothers and Roger
Daltrey plays both of the Dromio servants. This production
also features an authentic Commedia dell’Arte troupe of
tumblers, jugglers, and actors, who pantomime the story
of the tragic shipwreck that separated the twins.
HUM C50-62, OC/SK, 1 Mon., 9/8, 9:30-12:30 pm
CRN 60324
Monday, September 15
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Fee: $18
Succumb to the enchantment of Shakespeare’s timeless
tale of a royal couple, four lovers, seven semi-literate
actors, and a troupe of fairies. All find their way into the
woodland near Athens—a place of magic and rebirth.
After a bewildering set of mix-ups, all problems are solved
and peace rules! This 1999 film stars Kevin Kline,
Michelle Pfeiffer, David Strathairn, Sophie Monceau,
Christian Bale, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, and
Stanley Tucci as the mischievous fairy, Puck.
HUM C50-63, OC/SK, 1 Mon., 9/15, 9:30-12:30 pm
Monday, September 22
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Fee: $18
Travel to the new Globe Theatre in London—setting of
the hilarious 2010 production of this lighthearted tale
of love, trust, and vanity. Royal Shakespeare Company
comedian Christopher Benjamin stars as Prince Hall’s old
friend, Falstaff in the playwright’s only foray into suburban
life and romance. Complete with a brilliant cast, all
working on the authentic thrust stage of Shakespeare’s
own time. Watch for the laundry basket and the antlers!
HUM C50-64, OC/SK, 1 Mon., 9/22, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
CRN 60326
Monday, September 29
Much Ado About Nothing
Fee: $18
One fan noted that this 1993 screen version of Much Ado
is “the happiest film I ever saw.” This classic story of
Beatrice and Benedick, a couple with a past who are
continuously at odds with each other, features the brilliant
performances then-husband and wife Kenneth Branagh
and Emma Thompson. Innocent young lovers Claudio and
Hero (Robert Sean Leonard and Kate Beckinsale) serve as
a contrast. The cast is rounded out by Denzel Washington,
Michael Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Brian Blessed, and
Imelda Staunton.
HUM C50-65, OC/SK, 1 Mon., 9/29, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
CRN 60327
CRN 60325
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A Day in the Shade
Fee: $99
Shade opens up entirely different garden uses and
sensations that balance out the sun-inspired areas. Start
the day by finding out what you need to know before
tackling current problems and spend the afternoon delving
into the fun of plant materials. Find out more about new
plants and upcoming releases; both perennials and
“woodies”. Come learn why shade gardening is becoming
a hot topic! Lunch is on your own. No senior discount.
BOT G40-01, GARD, 1 Sat., 8/23, 9 am-3 pm
CRN 60114
Preparing Your Lawn for Fall
Fee: $37
Is your lawn a disappointment? Fear not! A little time well
spent this fall will result in a healthy and lush lawn next
year. Learn the basics of lawn renovation and how to prepare
your lawn for winter. Instructor Tom Fritz demonstrates
the proper techniques for installing sod, seeding and
overseeding, aerating, and fertilizing. Dress for the weather
as part of the class will be outdoors. No senior discount.
BOT G41-01, GARD, 1 Sat., 9/6, 10 am-12 pm
CRN 60113
Fall Garden Care
Fee: $37
Proper garden care in the fall helps ensure healthy plants
the next spring. Learn techniques for taking care of your
lawn, trees, shrubs, and perennials, including fall
fertilizing, mulching, cutting back plants, and protecting
plants from winter winds and animal damage. Get great
pointers on fall planting of woody plants and springflowering bulbs. No senior discount.
BOT G42-01, GARD, 1 Sat., 8/24, 1-3 pm
CRN 60115
NONCREDIT COURSES
sometimes controversial, perhaps a little off-beat, but
always entertaining. Seating is limited. No class 10/3.
Art
Sketching and Painting with
Watercolor or Acrylic
Fee: $170
Create a masterpiece! American impressionist artist
William Nelson walks students through every step, from
sketching a subject to putting the final touches on a
painting. Work in watercolor or acrylic paint, on paper or
on canvas. All levels welcome.
ART D07-61, OC/SK, 10 Wed., 10/1-12/3, 3:30-5:30 pm
CRN 60056
Cinematic Arts
New!
Birth of the Hollywood Indian: Part II Fee: $128
Explore how the representation of American Indians in film
has evolved over time with Barbara Johnson, M.S.Ed.,
independent researcher. Screen eight films, including The
Vanishing American (1925), Massacre! (1934), Broken Arrow
(1950), Cheyenne Autumn (1964), Little Big Man (1971),
The Windwalker (1981), Thunderheart (1994), and The Fast
Runner (2001). Deepen your understanding of how
Hollywood’s treatment of Native Americans evolved to
depict how each tribal nation had its own particular point
of view on American history.
HIS E30-61, OC/SK, 8 Thu., 9/4-10/23, 9:30am-12:45pm
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
CRN 60199
Fee: $128
Enjoy critiquing films? Anyone can share opinions about
movies that matter! Join Karol Verson, M.A., and give your
own “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on the latest films:
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Emeritus Program 847.635.1414
HUM E74-61, OC/SK, 8 Fri., 9/26-11/21, 1-3 pm
CRN 60055
New!
Visions of America, Voices from Abroad Fee: $156
Film scholar and writer Francine J. Sanders, M.S., explores
movies about Americans and American life created by
foreign filmmakers. How does an “outsider” perspective shape
the foreign film artist’s portrait of American life? What
draws a foreign screenwriter or director to stories about
American culture and experience? Screen and discuss The
Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960), Chinatown (Roman Polanski,
1974), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975),
Breaking Away (Steve Tesich, writer, 1979), The Talented
Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella, 1999), In America ( James
Sheridan, 2002), House of Sand and Fog (Vadim Perelman,
2003), and Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005).
HUM B37-61, OC/SK, 8 Wed., 10/1-11/19, 9:30 am-12:45 pm CRN 60188
Best Foreign Films: Oscar Winners
Fee: $96
What are the criteria that Oscar judges use to select
winning films? Are there issues that are universal? Explore
these questions with Karol Verson, M.A., as you view and
discuss past Oscar-winning films from around the world
including Indochine (France, 1992), All about My Mother
(Spain, 1999), The Barbarian Invasions (Canada, 2003),
Tsotsi (South Africa, 2005), Departures ( Japan, 2008), and
In a Better World (Denmark, 2010).
HUM E85-61, OC/SK, 6 Mon., 10/20-11/24, 1-3:30 pm
CRN 60200
Current Events
History and Philosophy
International Week in Review
Fee: $150
Join George Lungu, M.A, Oakton professor of political
science, for analysis of international current events and
their domestic implications. No class 11/28.
New!
PSE B04-61, OC/SK, 8 Fri., 10/10-12/5, 1-2:30 pm
CRN 60054
New!
2014 Mid-Term Elections:
Will Congress Remain Divided?
Fee: $60
Preview the upcoming mid-term elections! Julie Strauss,
Ph.D., explores whether controversial votes on hot button
issues such as immigration, health care, and the debt ceiling
will impact Congressional campaigns. Examine how the
influx of money, outside groups, and changing demographics
will affect these campaigns. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay
current with all of the contested House and Senate elections.
PSE B22-61, OC/SK, 2 Wed., 10/22-10/29, 1-2:30 pm
CRN 60187
Health and Fitness
Beginning Hatha Yoga
Fee: $72
Practice stretching, breathing, and relaxation techniques
through the gentle art of Hatha Yoga with Diana
Gourguechon, a yoga teacher certified by the Himalayan
Institute. Relieve stress and rejuvenate the body. Bring a
small pillow and a mat or towel to class.
PED S10-61, OC/SK, 6 Wed., 9/3-10/15, 9:15-10:15 am
(no class 9/24)
CRN 60052
PED S10-62, OC/SK, 6 Wed., 10/22-11/26, 9:15-10:15 am
CRN 60053
Intermediate Hatha Yoga
Fee: $144
Move to the next level in the gentle art of Hatha Yoga.
Deepen your relaxation, breathing, and stretching techniques
with Diana Gourguechon, a yoga teacher certified by the
Himalayan Institute. Bring a small pillow and a mat or
towel to class. No class 9/24.
PED S11-71, OC/SK, 12 Wed., 9/3-11/26, 10:30-11:30 am
CRN 60051
Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) I
Fee: $144
Qigong (Chi Kung), consisting of the two Chinese words
Qi (Energy) and Gong (Work), is a general term used to
describe Chinese exercise systems that include health/medical,
martial (Tai Chi), and spiritual aspects. Learn movements
and practices from health/medical Qigong and Tai Chi to
improve breathing, balance, and circulation; reduce stress;
increase bone density; and regulate blood pressure. Instructor
Mark Przybysz has practiced and taught Tai Chi and
Qigong for 18 years and is a certified full instructor in
Master Mantak Chia’s Universal Healing Tao system.
PED E30-61, OC/SK, 12 Mon., 9/8-11/24, 1:15-2:15 pm
CRN 60049
The Creation of the Modern
Jewish World
Fee: $150
Marianka Fousek, Th.D., traces significant events that
have helped create the modern Jewish world, including the
emancipation of the Jews from the ghetto, Jewish
assimilation into Gentile culture, modern nationalism, the
Holocaust, and the creation of Israel.
HIS E24-61, OC/SK, 10 Thu., 9/11-11/13, 10 am-12 pm
CRN 60171
New!
Varieties of Hellenized Judaism
Fee: $150
Beginning in the late 4th century B.C.E., all the peoples of
western Asia fell under the powerfully transformative
influence of Greek culture, religion, and intellectual
traditions—including the Jews. Indeed, the Judaism with
which we are familiar is the result of this all-pervasive
Hellenic ascendancy. Douglas Gillette, M.A., explores this
cauldron of these Hellenizing energies—out of which
arose such important and defining movements as Pharisaic/
Rabbinical Judaism, Jewish Gnosticism, mystical Judaism,
the Jewish Platonism of Alexandria, and Christianity itself.
No class 10/3.
HIS E23-61, OC/SK, 10 Fri., 9/12-11/21, 10 am-12 pm
CRN 60202
New!
The Journey of Women – Part I
Fee: $128
Women’s journey through the ages has called upon them to
create an intricate dance between freedom, economics, and
the female psyche. Join instructor Margaret Eissa as she
explores the changes and opportunities that women have
experienced since the Enlightenment. Using the Industrial
Revolution in England as a jumping off point, Part I focuses
on the 18th- and 19th-century and the development of the
middle class. Gain a better understanding of the part
women play in the evolution of culture. Part II of these
series will be offered in Spring 2015.
HIS B99-61, OC/SK, 8 Thu., 10/2-11/20, 10-11:30 am
CRN 60328
New!
Examining the Sacred Text as Literature:
From Conquest to Kingdom
Fee: $96
Jim Dunlap, M. Div., continues his examination of the
ancient text as literature—following his last course on the
literary development of the Torah. Class covers the
historical period from the Conquest under Joshua through
the Kingship of Saul. Topics include a consideration of
whether or not the Book of Joshua is a continuation of the
Torah, the role the writers of Deuteronomy had on the
final shape of the text, and the early and late sources that
form the basis of I Samuel.
HIS E04-61, OC/SK, 6 Mon., 10/6-11/10, 1-2:30 pm
CRN 60183
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Six Plays
Humanities
New!
Do Movies Have Religion?
The Intersections of Religion and
Spirituality with Hollywood Film
Fee: $100
From ancient times until today, religion has influenced
performance. Examine five films that connect to religion
and spirituality: A Serious Man ( Joel and Ethan Coen),
Meetings With Remarkable Men (Peter Brook), Religulous
(Bill Maher), The Fountain (Darren Aronovsky), and The
Tree of Life (Terence Malick). Join David Chack, DePaul
Theatre School professor of Jewish theatre and performance,
to discuss the religious themes in these movies and the
filmmaker’s artistic vision. How do the religious and
artistic harmonize—or conflict? No class 9/24.
HUM S36-61, OC/SK, 6 Wed., 9/3-10/15, 1:15-3:15 pm
CRN 60152
The New Yorker
Fee: $84
Since its debut in February 1925, The New Yorker magazine
has engaged Americans with its sophisticated blend of
short fiction, reviews, poetry, essays, cartoons, and in-depth
features and profiles. Join Chris Baum for weekly peer-led
group discussions based on your favorite selections from
the publications. A subscription is required.
HUM E93-61, OC/SK, 6 Mon., 9/8-10/13, 9:30-11:30 am CRN 60150
HUM E93-62, OC/SK, 6 Mon., 10/20-11/24, 9:30-11:30 am CRN 60050
EGL E98-61, OC/SK, 6 Thu., 9/25-10/23, 1-3 pm
CRN 60201
New!
The Films and Work of
Dustin Hoffman
Fee: $100
Nominated for seven Academy Awards, 13 Golden Globes,
an Emmy Award, and many others accolades, Dustin
Hoffman creates characters that redefine the typical
American leading man as an ethnic everyman. His iconic
roles include Ben in The Graduate, Thomas in Babe, Levy in
Marathon Man, Ted Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer, Carl
Bernstein in All the President’s Men, Michael Dorsey/Dorothy
Michaels in Tootsie, and Bernard Focker in the Meet the
Fockers movies. View clips from some of Hoffman’s greatest
films and join David Chack, DePaul Theatre School
professor of Jewish theatre and performance, for a
discussion and examination of Hoffman’s life. No class 11/26.
HUMB26-61, OC/SK, 6 Wed., 10/29-12/3, 1:15-3:15 pm
CRN 60153
Literature
New!
Great American Novels of the
20th Century
New!
Tribal Wisdom and Modern
Civilization - Part III
Fee: $96
Join Patricia Kessie, humanities instructor, and survey Iraq,
India, China, Egypt, Central America, and the Barbarian
Invasions that created our Western world. Using Michael
Wood 1992 BBC series Legacy as a jumping off point,
course explores our earliest cities/civilizations—and highlights
how different they are from the tribal cultures featured in
the first two courses in this series. Ponder what it means to
live in a civilization and face its inescapable dangers.
HUM S01-61, OC/SK, 6 Mon., 9/8-10/13, 1-3 pm
Fee: $84
Read six of the hottest plays to hit the stages of Chicago
and New York. Join theater aficionado Karol Verson,
M.A., for a lively debate on the aesthetic and sociopolitical
values of each production.
CRN 60151
New!
Fee: $96
Throughout the 20th century, American novelists have
exposed, confronted, and celebrated the triumphs and
crises of life in the United States. Join Virginia Gibbons,
M.A., as we explore the authors, backgrounds, and themes
of eight of the century’s most powerful novels—from the
1920s to the 1990s.
HUM E56-61, OC/SK, 6 Wed., 9/3-10/15, 1:30-3 pm
(no class 9/24)
CRN 61120
HUM E56-62, OC/SK, 6 Wed., 10/22-11/26, 1:30-3 pm
CRN 61121
Special Topics
Dynamic Documentaries:
A Decade of Provocative Films
New!
Fee: $156
The best documentary films combine the power and grace
of fiction with the authenticity of real-life stories. While
documentaries have grown in popularity, there is little
opportunity to see these amazing films. Join author, film
historian, and Facets instructor Doug Deuchler, M.A., as he
screens and discusses eight critically-acclaimed documentaries:
Capturing the Friedmans, Deliver Us From Evil, 51 Birch
Street, Inside Hana’s Suitcase, Into the Abyss, Mad Hot
Ballroom, Thunder Soul, and Twenty Feet From Stardom.
No class 10/3.
New Ways of Mapping the Earth
Fee: $20
From Google Earth to global positioning systems (GPS),
computer advances have changed the way we navigate and
interpret our geographic environment. Valerie Krejcie,
cartographer and educator, explains how these new mapping
technologies, and in particular geographic information
systems (GIS), have expanded map access from a small
group of specialists to a larger audience. Learn about a
wide range of mapping applications used to do everything
from navigate a foreign city on your smart phone to
tracking the weather on your laptop. No senior discount.
HUM S64-61, OC/SK, 8 Fri., 9/19-11/14, 9:30 am-12:45 pm CRN 60156
SCI E09-61, OC/SK, 1 Mon., 9/29, 1-2:30pm
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Emeritus Program 847.635.1414
CRN 61119
PASSAGES SEMINAR
Lectures meet on Tuesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Room A145-152. Seating is limited. Registration is by series only.
HUM S09-40, OC/SK, 8 Tue., 9/30-11/25, 1-2:30 pm, $60 ($45 in-district seniors age 60 and above) CRN 61116
Tuesday, September 30
Tuesday, October 28
London Theatres in Shakespeare’s Time
But First, This Word from Our Sponsors!
Join Patricia Kessie, humanities instructor, for a “visit” to
several of the theatres in Shakespeare’s London. Three
period theatres have been rebuilt and produce plays by
Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Kit Marlowe, and others. Watch
video clips of each theatre and learn more about the
atmosphere in which patrons saw these wonderful plays.
They’re the talk of every Super Bowl. They provide popular
catch phrases. They’re television commercials, or “spots,” and
they are the subject of this enlightening and lighthearted
presentation. Take a video journey with Bob Burton,
M.S.Ed., through time and enjoy some of the earliest TV
commercials, a few ground-breakers, and others that
became award-winners.
Tuesday, October 7
History of New Deal Post Office Murals with
American Indian Themes
Tuesday, November 4
In 1934, the United States Treasury Department launched
a “48 states” competition to create public art in U.S. post
offices. Barbara Johnson, M.S.Ed., turns the spotlight on
some of the 400 murals with Native American subjects.
According to José Barreiro, Ph.D., assistant director of
history and culture at the Smithsonian National Museum
of the American Indian, these murals open a window into
the way people saw the world during the 1930s and 1940s.
Many are here in Illinois—and may look familiar to those
who grew up in the area!
Wilfrid Israel, a British-born Jew with a high social and
economic status in the German Jewish community, helped
rescue some 30,000 Jews before and during World War II
and was an influential architect of the Kindertransport,
through which 10,000 children escaped the Nazi terror by
traveling to England. He was also a protégé of Albert
Einstein and Martin Buber, a colleague of Chaim
Weizmann, and a collector of rare East Asian art. Join
Richard Klein, M.S., as he revisits the astounding
contributions and heroic acts of this little-known hero.
Tuesday, October 14
Tuesday, November 11 (no class 11/11)
Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Murderer
Tuesday, November 18
The name “Jack the Ripper” brings to mind vivid images of
murder, mayhem, and the 19th-century fogs of London’s
East End. Although these murders took place in 1888 within
weeks of each other, they have maintained their hold on our
collective imagination for more than 125 years. Theories and
disputes abound as to the identity of the killer, and even the
number of victims. Did he terrorize just five, or was it closer
to 10 or 12? Linda Putnam, M.A., explores these murders of
hapless young women that have never been successfully
solved, and the mysterious identity of “Jack.”
Tuesday, October 21
The Gift that Keeps on Giving: The Stream of
Jewish Memory
Many historians have realized that it is impossible to write
about Christianity—and other seemingly non-Jewish
topics—without considering the impact of the Jews. From
non-Jewish historians Paul Johnson and Thomas Cahill to
Simon Schama, a Jewish historian, all tackle similar
questions: Why have the Jews persisted? What power has
sustained them? What has been the content of their life?
David Chack, DePaul Theatre School professor of Jewish
theatre and performance, explores Jewish longevity and
sustenance through the stream of memory, presenting
themes, stories, performances, and texts through a lively
presentation that uses video, music, and discussion.
Wilfrid Israel, a True Humanitarian
From Dreiser to Dybek: Chicago’s Great
Literary Tradition
Nelson Algren, Saul Bellow, James T. Farrell, and Richard
Wright are among our greatest writers—and their brilliant
and memorable literary works were inspired by their Chicago
experiences. These writers—and others—produced, arguably,
the greatest body of urban literary work in the United States.
Emeritus instructor Richard Reeder, M.A., a board
member of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, explores the
richness and diversity of Chicago’s great literary tradition.
Tuesday, November 25
Everyday Life in East Germany:
A Look Across the Border
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, historians
have primarily focused on East Germany’s political system
and its oppressive instruments such as the secret police
STASI. But although the GDR was indeed a totalitarian
state, its 16 million residents lived a more or less normal
life. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., for a
compelling exploration of daily life in East Germany: its
food, culture, education, consumerism (or the lack
thereof ), and everyday items that gave the GDR its
identity and made it so different from its big capitalist
sister, the Federal Republic (West Germany).
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PASSPORT TO THE WORLD FOREIGN RELATIONS
THURSDAY SERIES
Lectures meet on Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Room P103-104. Registration is by series only. Seating is limited.
HUM S53-40, OC/SK, 8 Thu., 10/9-12/4, 1-2:30 pm, $100 ($85 in-district seniors age 60 and above) CRN 61117
October 9
November 6
JFK, Reagan, and Obama:
American Presidents in Berlin
2014 Mid-Term Post Election Analysis
This year’s 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
presents a perfect opportunity to look back at the historymaking visits of American presidents to this German
metropolis that, for almost 45 years, was synonymous with
the Cold War in Europe. Join German historian Anette
Isaacs, M.A., as she relates the intriguing background
stories of why President Kennedy emphatically proclaimed
that he was a Berliner and what inspired President Reagan
to encourage the Soviets to “tear down that Wall!”
October 16
European Union
Join Edward Stuart, Ph.D, professor of economics and
international/intercultural studies at Northeastern Illinois
University, as he examines the future of the European
Union. Is the region moving toward a United States of
Europe or a breakup of the EU and the collapse of the
euro? What does the future of Europe hold and how does
this affect the United States?”
October 23
From the “New World Order” to the “New
Disorder”
From Europe to Africa and from the Americas to Asia,
anarchy is on the march—challenging both domestic and
international political order of the post-Cold War world.
In the new millennium, “history” has made a definite
comeback, ushering in a period of dramatic structural
changes. Join George Lungu, M.A., Oakton professor of
political science and explore of geopolitics in the post,
post-Cold War world.
October 30
How the United States Should Manage Crises
with Russia and China
Over the past five years, the United States has experienced
crises with Russia over Georgia and Ukraine, and with
China over the South China Sea and North Korean
nuclear capabilities. Why are these crises happening and
how can America best manage them? Robert Pape, Ph.D.,
University of Chicago, explores these questions and
explains the implications for America’s future.
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Emeritus Program 847.635.1414
Who were the winners and losers this election cycle? How
did Tea Party candidates, moderate Democrats, and
presidential hopefuls fare? Which races surprised the
pundits? How will the new congressional landscape shape
the nation’s agenda for the next two years? Julie Strauss,
Ph.D., provides a post-election wrap up.
November 13
Transition and Reform in China
Rising costs require China to adjust its development
model. To promote its economic restructuring and
transition, China’s leaders have promised a range of
reforms, ranging from the easing of the birth planning
program to streamlining the government. Join Dali Yang,
Ph.D., faculty director of the University of Chicago’s
Center in Beijing, as he reviews the progress China has
made and the challenges it has faced in its efforts to reform
in pursuit of the Chinese dream.
November 20
World War I: One Hundred Years Later
On the 100th anniversary of “The Great War,” join John
Mearsheimer, Ph.D., R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished
Service Professor of Political Science and co-director of the
Program on International Security Policy at the University
of Chicago, as he reviews the causes of that momentous
conflict, still controversial after a century. Learn more
about how the war was fought and its long-term
consequences for Europe and the United States.
November 27 (no class)
December 4
Brazil: A Rising Superpower?
Brazil, which hosted the World Cup in summer 2014 and
will host the Olympics in 2016, is a rising economic and
political force in the Americas and the global economy.
Join Peter Hudis, Ph.D., Oakton professor of humanities,
as he explores whether Brazil is poised to emerge as a
major superpower on the world stage—or destined to be
held back by social inequality and political unrest.
FRIDAY SERIES
Lectures meet on Fridays, 11-12:30 p.m., Room A145-152. Registration is by series only. Seating is limited.
HUM S53-49, OC/SK, 8 Fri., 10/10-12/5, 11 am-12:30 pm, $100 ($85 in-district seniors age 60 and above) CRN 61118
October 10
JFK, Reagan, and Obama:
American Presidents in Berlin
This year’s 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
presents a perfect opportunity to look back at the historymaking visits of American presidents to this German
metropolis that, for almost 45 years, was synonymous with
the Cold War in Europe. Join German historian Anette
Isaacs, M.A., as she relates the intriguing background
stories of why President Kennedy emphatically proclaimed
that he was a Berliner and what inspired President Reagan
to encourage the Soviets to “tear down that Wall!”
October 17
European Union
Join Edward Stuart, Ph.D, professor of economics and
international/intercultural studies at Northeastern Illinois
University, as he examines the future of the European
Union. Is the region moving toward a United States of
Europe or a breakup of the EU and the collapse of the
euro? What does the future of Europe hold and how does
this affect the United States?”
October 24
From the “New World Order” to the “New
Disorder”
From Europe to Africa and from the Americas to Asia,
anarchy is on the march –challenging both domestic and
international political order of the post-Cold War world.
In the new millennium, “history” has made a definite
comeback, ushering in a period of dramatic structural
changes. Join George Lungu, M.A., Oakton professor of
political science and explore of geopolitics in the post,
post-Cold War world.
October 31
How the United States Should Manage Crises
with Russia and China
Over the past five years, the United States has experienced
crises with Russia over Georgia and Ukraine, and with
China over the South China Sea and North Korean
nuclear capabilities. Why are these crises happening and
how can America best manage them? Robert Pape, Ph.D.,
University of Chicago, explores these questions and
explains the implications for America’s future.
November 7
2014 Mid-Term Post Election Analysis
Who were the winners and losers this election cycle? How
did Tea Party candidates, moderate Democrats, and
presidential hopefuls fare? Which races surprised the
pundits? How will the new congressional landscape shape
the nation’s agenda for the next two years? Julie Strauss,
Ph.D., provides a post-election wrap up.
November 14
Transition and Reform in China
Rising costs require China to adjust its development
model. To promote its economic restructuring and
transition, China’s leaders have promised a range of
reforms, ranging from the easing of the birth planning
program to streamlining the government. Join Dali Yang,
Ph.D., faculty director of the University of Chicago’s
Center in Beijing, as he reviews the progress China has
made and the challenges it has faced in its efforts to reform
in pursuit of the Chinese dream.
November 21
World War I: One Hundred Years Later
On the 100th anniversary of “The Great War,” join John
Mearsheimer, Ph.D., R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished
Service Professor of Political Science and co-director of the
Program on International Security Policy at the University
of Chicago, as he reviews the causes of that momentous
conflict, still controversial after a century. Learn more
about how the war was fought and its long-term
consequences for Europe and the United States.
November 28 (no class )
December 5
Brazil: A Rising Superpower?
Brazil, which hosted the World Cup in summer 2014 and
will host the Olympics in 2016, is a rising economic and
political force in the Americas and the global economy.
Join Peter Hudis, Ph.D., Oakton professor of humanities,
as he explores whether Brazil is poised to emerge as a
major superpower on the world stage—or destined to be
held back by social inequality and political unrest.
Visit our Web site at www.oakton.edu/conted
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How to Register for Noncredit Classes
ONLINE
Oakton’s new flexible online registration system is available for Community Education, Emeritus, Continuing
Education for Health Professionals, and select ESL courses. Register and pay, add or drop classes, view your
class schedule, or receive your account summary. Register at www.oakton.edu/conted.
BY MAIL
• Send completed registration form with check payable to Oakton Community College.
• Pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover); include credit card number, expiration date,
three-digit verification code (found on the back of the credit card), and your signature.
• Mail to Alliance for Lifelong Learning, P.O. Box 367, Skokie, IL 60077.
BY FAX (for credit card payment only)
Fax completed registration form to 847-635-1448; include credit card number, expiration date, three-digit
verification code (found on the back of the credit card), and your signature.
IN PERSON – Walk-in Registration
• Complete a registration form at the Alliance for Lifelong Learning office.
• Pay by cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover).
• For more information call 847-982-9888.
No confirmation of enrollment will be sent. You will be notified if a class is canceled or changed.
Note: Full payment includes tuition plus a $8 non-refundable processing fee.
WALK-IN REGISTRATION
Oakton Community College Campuses:
Monday -Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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Skokie Campus, Room A120
*The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)
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Classes start August 23.
Four Ways to Register: Online, by Mail, by Fax, and in Person
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Index to Classes by Site
CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
A Day in the Shade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Preparing Your Lawn for Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Fall Garden Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
RAY HARTSTEIN CAMPUS
7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie
Art
Sketching and Painting with Watercolor or Acrylic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Cinematic Art
Birth of the Hollywood Indian: Part II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Visions of America, Voices from Abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Best Foreign Films: Oscar Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Current Events
International Week in Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
2014 Mid-Term Elections: Will Congress Remain Divided? . . .3
Health and Fitness
Beginning Hatha Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Intermediate Hatha Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
History and Philosophy
The Creation of the Modern Jewish World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Varieties of Hellenized Judaism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
The Journey of Women – Part I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Examining the Sacred Text as Literature:
From Conquest to Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Humanities
Do Movies Have Religion? The Intersections of Religion
and Spirituality with Hollywood Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
The New Yorker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Tribal Wisdom and Modern Civilization - Part III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Dynamic Documentaries: A Decade of
Provocative Films . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Six Plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
The Films and Work of Dustin Hoffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Literature
Great American Novels of the 20th Century . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Special Topics
New Ways of Mapping the Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Passages Seminar.................................................................... 5
Passport to the World Foreign Relations ........................... 6-7
Registration Information....................................................... 8
An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers
and Volunteers Aged 50 and Older
Learn how to converse with Spanish-speaking hospital patients and guests in this 10-week
course. Master Spanish cultural expressions, basic greetings and intakes, and commonly-used
medical terminology—including names of diagnostic tests. Hone your ability to
recognize and understand cultural and social factors that can improve your communication.
Wednesdays, September 3 -November 5, 3:30- 6 p.m., Skokie Campus
Cost is $149; no senior discounts.
For more information, visit www.oakton.edu/conted or contact 847.635.1447 or [email protected]
Alliance for Lifelong Learning
Des Plaines Campus, Room 1420, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Ray Hartstein Campus, Room A120, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077
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