Center for Lifelong Learning

NART 148C - Contemporary Art: The Art of Our Time

This class will cover the various styles of art after WWII. The Abstract-Expressionism of Jackson Pollack, the Pop Art of Andy Warhol, and the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright were created during a period of time when America takes over the leadership in world art. Currently we live in the Post-Modern period. Find out how the art of our time differs from the art of the immediate past.

Lecture
Section: RE01
Days: Tues.
Class Number: 4329
Campus: RSLA
Begin Date: 2018-11-13
End Date: 2018-11-13
Building/Room: RSLA
Times: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Staff
Fee: $12

NART 174C - AMERICAN ART: From Benjamin West to The Wild West

The American tradition in the visual arts is explored in this lecture. The colonial portraiture of Gilbert Stuart, the epic history paintings of Benjamin West, the Hudson River School landscapes of Thomas Cole, the western masterpieces of Frederic Remington, The Harlem Renaissance paintings of Aaron Douglas, and the Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock are covered.

Lecture
Section: RE01
Days: Wed.
Class Number: 4373
Campus: TWCA
Begin Date: 2018-11-14
End Date: 2018-11-14
Building/Room: TWCA
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Crum
Fee: $5

NART 189C - The Art of the Crusades: A Call to Arms

Religious triumph in the art and architecture of 11th century Europe is the subject of this lecture. Cathedral building was in ascension as the knights of the Crusades and the pilgrimage traffic to holy Christian sites helped bring about a birth of the great European nations.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Thurs.
Class Number: 4294
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-29
End Date: 2018-11-29
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Crum
Fee: $12

NART 199C - THE ART OF IMPERIAL CHINA: Splendor from the East

The powerful ceramic army of Emperor Shi Huang Di, misty mountain landscapes, and luminous blue and white porcelain are discussed in a historical and artistic survey of China.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Thurs.
Class Number: 4292
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-08
End Date: 2018-11-08
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Crum
Fee: $12

NART 204C - A NEW BEGINNING - Early Christian and Byzantine Art

The beginning of the age of faith is the subject of this discourse on Christian art and architecture in the early centuries of the first millennium AD.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Thurs.
Class Number: 4293
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-15
End Date: 2018-11-15
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Crum
Fee: $12

NART 290C - THE FIRST AMERICANS: Pre-Columbian Art

Kachina dolls, beautiful pottery, majestic palaces built into cliffs, pyramids topped with temples, courts for a mysterious type of ball game, and cities built on mountain tops are some of the subjects covered in this survey of the art of America's indigenous people who created these masterpieces before the time of Columbus' arrival.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Thurs.
Class Number: 4291
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-10-25
End Date: 2018-10-25
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Crum
Fee: $12

NBDR 122C - T¿ART: Tapping Art for Stress Relief

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Mixed Media Art EFT combined with mixed media art is a unique way to transform the stress of anger, fear, anxiety, frustration, hopelessness, and sadness. EFT uses tapping with your fingers on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture but without the use of needles. It's well researched and used worldwide and is amazing how much effect this simple technique has on stress reduction. Combining EFT with paint, stencils, stamps & creativity further enhances the change from anger to peace, fear into confidence, and sadness to happiness. T'ART is for both the non-artist and the artist. You're welcome to join us whether you want to transform feelings or just want to play with mixed media techniques. Rena Gaudin is a holistic health coach with 20+ years' experience. She has certifications in Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Spontaneous Transformation Technique, is a licensed pain relief Massage Therapist, and an EFT & Energetic Practitioner. Mary Jo Clark: Whimsical & creative, Artist & Instructor & illustrator for various album & book covers

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Fri.
Class Number: 4359
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-16
End Date: 2018-11-16
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Clark-Samko
Fee: $34

NCLL 180C - The Allure of a Good Mystery

Everybody loves a good story, and good mystery books generously give us stories to love. In addition to the twists and turns, the shady characters, the plot that drives on, the many options for "motive", we also find ourselves guessing at the ending. Yes, "who done it! And when did I figure it out?" Come join us for three- hours of sharing and discussing our favorite mysteries and our favorite mystery writers. And if you have one or two extra mystery books hanging around the nightstand, bring them to class with you.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Mon.
Class Number: 4379
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-12
End Date: 2018-11-12
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Staff
Fee: $11

NCLL 234C - Telling Your Own Story: The Appeal and Challenges of Autobiography

The great age of autobiography is now. In the first session, we will discuss definitions: What constitutes an autobiography? What's the difference between an autobiography and a memoir? We will look at the history and development of the genre, and the many motives people have for turning to it. In the second session, we will look at some well-known examples of classical autobiographical practice and consider questions like: How accurate are our memories? How is autobiography different from fiction? In the third session, we will consider generic hybrids like ghostwritten autobiographies and autobiographical fiction. We will discuss some modern, nontraditional autobiographical texts including cinematic and graphic examples and speculate about possible future practices. Suggested reading: Edmund Gosse, Father & Son, and Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior (These books are available at MindFair books in Oberlin.)

Lecture
Section: RE01
Days: Wed.
Class Number: 4372
Campus: KEND
Begin Date: 2018-11-14
End Date: 2018-11-28
Building/Room: KEND
Times: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Staff
Fee: $20

NCLL 292C - Retirement Planning Today - New!

Everyone needs to plan for retirement, and once you retire, you need to ensure your plan stays on track. Retirement planning has taken on a much greater importance as people are living longer and retiring earlier, and many view retirement as a new and fulfilling chapter to their life. Making your money last throughout retirement has never been more challenging. During this 2-session course, you will learn how to define retirement goals and return from the class with practical information you can apply immediately in your personal lives. This educational course covers the complete planning process including retirement lifestyle planning, income planning, strategies to manage investment risks, how to invest in and take money out of your company's retirement plan, risk protection, using tax laws to your advantage, how to determine the savings you will need to retire today or in the future, and much more. Whether you are planning for retirement, or already retired, this course will help you ensure you are on the right track. Class sizes are limited so register today! You may bring a spouse or a guest at no additional charge. Tuition includes one 235 page workbook.

Lecture
Section: DE02
Days: Thurs.
Class Number: 4305
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-10-25
End Date: 2018-11-01
Building/Room: SP217
Times: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Staff
Fee: $49

NHIS 149C - NEW: Bread and Circuses

Is the partisan vitriol in Washington D.C. the result of deep ideological divides, or a distraction, a show put on to keep our attention away from political greed? Are Lobbyists and special interests bribing politicians? Or are politicians extorting us? A shocking peek behind the curtain of D.C. politics and its money-making schemes

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Tues.
Class Number: 4364
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-13
End Date: 2018-11-13
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Staff
Fee: $14

NHIS 172C - ¿Is Russia Returning to the Time of the Tsars?"

Take a virtual peak into Russia's past. Weigh the evidence, you decide'Is Russia trying to return to the 'glorious' Time of the Tsars? Some historians have seen direct links between today's Russia and the Soviet and Tsarist pasts of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Ivan the Great, Alexander III and even Ivan the Terrible. Together, let's view the past and predict the future.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Mon.
Class Number: 4377
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-05
End Date: 2018-11-05
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zak
Fee: $24

NHIS 206C - Americans of AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) in WWI

This fall marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI starting with the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918. During this class we will be focusing on the Americans of AEF in WWI. It will start with the American declaration of war and end with the post-armistice occupation of Germany. The focus will not be on strategy and tactics, but the average American in the AEF, the soldier's uniforms and equipment as well as the involvement of Women, African Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants in the AEF. We will conclude with a Q & A period, and give everyone a 'hands-on' opportunity to examine these historical artifacts. Presentations such as this help us to remember and keep the memory alive of the brave Americans a century ago.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Mon.
Class Number: 4380
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-19
End Date: 2018-11-19
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Staff
Fee: $14

NMUS 124C - TV and Rock and Roll

TV had tremendous power to promote rock and roll. From Annette of the Mouseketeers, to Ricky Nelson and Dick Clark's American Bandstand, explore the role that TV played in the development and popularization of rock and roll.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Wed.
Class Number: 4311
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-12-05
End Date: 2018-12-05
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wentz
Fee: $12

NMUS 134C - The Male Singers

In the early 60s, male singers populated the Billboard charts: Ray Charles, Jackie Wilson, Ben E. King, Sam Cooke, Roy Orbison, Del Shannon and Dion. Listen to their hits and discover how these singers carried the banner of Rock & Roll in the years between the early rockers to Motown and the British Invasion and laid the groundwork for Soul.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Wed.
Class Number: 4365
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-10-24
End Date: 2018-10-24
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wentz
Fee: $12

NMUS 135C - From Doo-Wop to the Four Seasons

Doo-Wop harmonies were popularized by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Moonglows, The Flamingos, The Dells, and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. Listen and learn what defines Doo-Wop, the songs that popularized it, and how Doo-Wop influenced Dion and the Belmonts, The Drifters, and The Four Seasons.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Wed.
Class Number: 4366
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-07
End Date: 2018-11-07
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wentz
Fee: $12

NMUS 136C - Folk Music: Part I

Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, The Weavers and others used folk music to address social issues beginning during the Depression, dealing with issues from unions and immigration to workers' rights. Discover how these pioneers popularized folk music and laid the groundwork for the popularity of folk music in the 1960s and beyond.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Wed.
Class Number: 4367
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-14
End Date: 2018-11-14
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wentz
Fee: $12

NMUS 137C - Folk Music: Part II

During the `60s, folk music celebrated a revival. Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and others continued the legacy of the early folk musicians, while Pete Seeger extended his use of folk music to address the Vietnam War and Civil Rights. Watch the impact of folk music on the prevailing issues of the 1960s and see how musicians from Springsteen to Tracy Chapman continue to utilize folk music to address current social issues.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Wed.
Class Number: 4378
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-11-28
End Date: 2018-11-28
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wentz
Fee: $12

NREL 131C - Judaism's Influence on American Culture

Who were the people of the Old Testament? What is the Judeo contribution of our Judeo-Christian heritage? Modern law, Democracy, ethics, even the very way our minds think all trace their roots back to a tribe that became a nation.

Lecture
Section: DE01
Days: Tues.
Class Number: 4318
Campus: Main Campus
Begin Date: 2018-10-23
End Date: 2018-11-06
Building/Room: SP219
Times: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Staff
Fee: $32