Calendar

E.g., 08/28/2014
E.g., 08/28/2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Great Orchestra Works from Bach to Stravinsky

2 - 4 pm

Join us as we recognize and explore pieces of music overlooked in the mainstream symphony circuit. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation for works such as Bach’s Orchestral Suites, Liszt’s Dante Symphony, and Stravinsky’s Petroushka.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The French Correction: A Relaxed Approach To Le français

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Would you like to try a laid-back and enjoyable way to start studying French or to improve your French pronunciation? This course, intended for participants at any level of proficiency, uses an accepting classroom atmosphere and the vocabulary of fine food and wine to help you decode the French spelling system and pronounce French more easily and accurately.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Music Appreciation through Performance: A Chamber Ensemble

5:45 - 7:45 pm

New schedule and new price!

Note: the length of the course has been shortened to 10 weeks. Schedule information in the printed brochure is no longer accurate.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

5:45 - 7:45 pm

In 1858 Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, fighting for the Illinois senate seat then held by Douglas, met in seven debates. Focused on the question of slavery and its extension into the western territories, these “joint discussions” went to the very heart of American society and government.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Upstate–Downstate: Chicago in Illinois, the Midwest, and the World

5:45 - 7:45 pm

This discussion-based seminar will survey the “Upstate-Downstate” divide in Illinois history. Is it a reality? If so, how powerful is the trope? If mythical, what undermines the idea? If half true, what topics transcend the divide?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The First World War, 1914–1918

1 - 3 pm - OR - 5:45 - 7:45 pm

Both sections of this class are full. Registration has closed.

Note: There are two sessions of this class to accommodate demand. They both have the same content.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Medieval Britain 1066-1307 through Historical Fiction

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Explore the highlights of Medieval British history– including the Norman Conquest, the Anarchy, the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland, and the Conquest of Wales–through quality historical fiction. Novels by Morgan Llywelyn, Sharon Penman, and others will introduce the period.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Picturing the Great War: Conflict, Representation, and Memory in American Visual Culture

6 - 7:30 pm

American society and culture underwent profound transformations in the wake of the unprecedented violence, loss, and trauma of World War I.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Moral Philosophy 101: Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics

2 - 4 pm

Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics is one of the most influential textbooks of moral philosophy ever written. Celebrated in antiquity, canonized in the Middle Ages, and widely rejected in the Early Modern period, Aristotle’s ethical theory is undergoing a resurgence today.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Maya Civilization: A Comparative Perspective

2 - 4 pm

Of all the pre-Hispanic civilizations of the New World, the Maya inspire a particular fascination for scholars, artists, and the public. How did they achieve such splendor in the inhospitable rain forest and why did their civilization collapse from such heights?

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