Recent Updates in SLI 2020 Summer Term Course Catalog

Recent Updates in
SLI 2020 Summer Term Course Catalog

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the Arts - How to View and Appreciate Great Movies I - Added 6/30/20Sullivan Mon, 8/3/20 41:00 PM2:30 PM $15.00
Are you interested in viewing movies with a more critical eye? Professor Eric Williams of Ohio University has prepared a series of lectures for the Great Courses we will be watching together online. This course is the first in a series of three. Its lectures explore storytelling and screenwriting, how genres work in the filmmaking world, how directors and screenwriters build tension and thematic ideas in their films, and how the entire production crew collaborates on a unified vision.
History and Geography - Winston Churchill - The Early Years - Added 6/29/20Hautanen Tue, 7/7/20 41:00 PM2:00 PM $10.00
Join us for a look at one of the most fascinating and influential people of the last few centuries. This course will focus on his family background and his formative years. One of Churchill's great many famous quotes follows; It was a nation and race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. It was not luck. Let us see what made Churchill the right one to give the roar, using select lectures from The Great Courses and other sources.
Science and Technology - Zoom Workshop For Instructors - Added 6/27/20Davis Wed, 7/15/20 11:00 PM2:30 PM $0.00
This workshop will provide tips for instructors learning to use our Zoom meeting software. We will demonstrate how to use various Zoom tools and features needed to deliver your courses. There will be ample time to answer questions that you might have. If you have specific questions or topics that you would like discussed, send them in advance to Phil (davistech@gmail.com). A link to download a copy of Guidelines for Instructors will be provided prior to the workshop.
the Arts - The Craft of Drawing Four Part Series - Introduction Session - An Art School Experience - Added 6/28/20Thomas Thu, 7/30/20 11:00 PM3:00 PM $0.00
Hello! And Welcome to The Craft of Drawing – An Art School Experience; this complimentary two-hour introduction to drawing provides a platform to introduce the Craft of Drawing a four part drawing series beginning August 6th at 1:00 each Thursday. We will have an opportunity to discuss at length the tools and materials needed to complete the exercises, different methods of transferring your drawing, and other baseline principles needed to get started; each session is developed to provide a systematic approach to help you teach yourself to draw at your own pace. The intro session highlight best practices for sharpening your pencil and how to best hold your pencil to accomplish specific strokes for making flat and graded tones, plus setting up your work area to being your creative progression. Drawing is a process not a product. Materials: none. The materials list and other drawing templates handouts will be provided to all registered participants by-way-of email as a doc. word and adobe. pdf file format document.
Science and Technology - Galileo Part II - Added 6/19/20Pealer Tue, 8/4/20 110:00 AM11:30 AM $3.75
My Science Biography courses will describe aspects of the lives of scientists based on one biography about each that has appealed to me. This is the second course on Galileo based on the biography, Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel. It covers his writing the Dialogue, his Inquisition and his final years. I am also planning courses on the following scientists: Maria Sybilla Merian based on biographies by Kim Todd and Joyce Sidman; E.O. Wilson based on his autobiography; Alexander von Humboldt based on a biography by Andrea Wulf; Richard Feynman based on some of his life as told to Ralph Leighton; and Oliver Sacks based on his autobiography
the Arts - The Craft of Drawing - The Basic Foundation Principles - Added 6/19/20Thomas Thu, 8/6/20 41:00 PM3:00 PM $20.00
The Drawing Foundation Session will introduce the basic principles, methods and technique to help you teach yourself to draw realistically. Each week will provide an overview of, and preliminary exercises that combine sketching and rendering in graphite pencil. The exercises are developed to establish a foundation that will allow you to expand at your own pace. You will explore the very basic concepts of line quality, shapes, tone-building, light and shade, and the use of lines to create texture. Your understanding of the materials and basic principles is the first place to start; being armed with these tools of understanding and techniques will allow you to draw anything you want. Materials: Sketch paper, or copy paper, or news print; graphite pencil or charcoal pencil – eraser optional.
Science and Technology - Science Surprises - Added 6/19/20Pealer Thu, 7/16/20 110:00 AM11:00 AM $3.75
For biology enthusiasts, this monthly class will be whatever videos, articles, websites I have found interesting. It is sort of an in-person blog instead of an online blog!
Science and Technology - Science Biographies - Added 6/19/20Pealer Thu, 7/9/20 110:00 AM11:30 AM $3.75
My Science Biography courses will describe aspects of the lives of scientists based on one biography about each that has appealed to me. The first course will be about the early life of Galileo Galilei based on a biography (Galileo’s Daughter) by Dava Sobel. There will be a later course on the last part of his life including the Inquisition. I am also planning courses on the following scientists: Maria Sybilla Merian based on biographies by Kim Todd and Joyce Sidman; E.O. Wilson based on his autobiography; Alexander von Humboldt based on a biography by Andrea Wulf; Richard Feynman based on some of his life as told to Ralph Leighton; and Oliver Sacks based on his autobiography of his childhood.
Health and Better Living - The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great - Added 6/18/20Patterson Tue, 8/4/20 31:00 PM3:00 PM $15.00
Learn to make healthy meals that taste absolutely amazing with this short course created by the renowned Culinary Institute of America. This course focuses on cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavor. Shopping lists for ingredients are included, but the proportions will be up to you! Throughout the course, the class is encouraged to taste and experiment in their own kitchens. The goal is to become confident, competent cooks who can produce healthy, tasty and visually appealing homemade meals.
History and Geography - Sweden and the Swedes among Us - Added 6/3/20Kelly Wed, 7/8/20 11:30 PM2:30 PM $2.50
Sweden is a fascinating country and has been one of the great powerhouses throughout the ages, but in the 1800s large areas of the country experienced famine causing major migration to the United States. I will begin this session with my first experience with Swedish culture- and a trip to Minnesota at Christmas with a roommate. I will focus on some of the contributions of these immigrants to the US and then take you on my two excursions into the old country. First, I will go across the narrow bay where Knonborg or Hamlet’s castle. My second extended trip is through Gothenburg and overland. We will visit the home of Alfred Nobel, the bank famous for the Stockholm syndrome, and even may visit an Ikea factory. Sweden today will be discussed.
History and Geography - Norway and the Norwegians among Us - Added 6/3/20Kelly Wed, 7/22/20 11:30 PM2:30 PM $2.50
We will begin our tour of Norway at Lillehammer, and I will tell you of my first experience on a ski lift. This overland trip passes through country, towns, and villages. When we comment, hey- look at that waterfall, the guide says- you ain’t seen nothing (sic) yet. We will spend time in Bergen and the home of Edvard Grieg, composer of the beautiful Peer Gynt Suite. We will also talk about trolls and Viking lore. The capital of Norway is Oslo, home of the Nobel Peace Prize. Briefly we will discuss Norwegians in America- and that a Swede and Norwegian should never marry- huh?
History and Geography - OH! Savannah! - Added 6/3/20Kelly Wed, 8/5/20 11:30 PM2:30 PM $2.50
Savannah may be a little hot in the summer time, but it is still one of the most fascinating cities in the South. It was saved from the wrath of Sherman’s army because a group of city officials told them if they would spare their town, they would not resist. So today, you can see 22 parks, many antebellum mansions, as well as homes of famous people, such as Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. Eating is a great Savannah tradition. I will tell you about some of the best places to go. After that, you may want to visit the pirate museum or even experience Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
the Arts - France: In Search of Claude Monet - Added 6/3/20Kelly Wed, 8/12/20 11:30 PM2:30 PM $2.50
In 1888, Claude Monet bought a house on two acres and called it Giverny. He became passionate about nature and his style of impressionism evolved to show it. The house and gardens are now a must-see tourist destination for a visit to France. Born in Paris, but rejected by the artists of his time, he searched to find himself in many countries, including serving in the French Foreign Legion. In this presentation, we will look at his life and love of nature. He loved nature so much that he developed a floating art gallery in a boat to be able to paint nature in its own setting-not from a studio in a house.
the Arts - Paris: In Search of Mary Cassatt - Added 6/3/20Kelly Wed, 8/26/20 11:30 PM2:30 PM $2.50
A woman painter in 1868? No way! Mary, the daughter of a wealthy banker, enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was disgusted with the narrow-mindedness and nastiness of the male students and faculty. Even her own father said he would rather see her dead than become an artist. So she left her native Pennsylvania and moved to Pairs. Her first painting, The Mandolin Player, was shown in a prestigious salon and caught the eye of Edgar Degas. He influenced her into trying the new and exciting style of impressionism. Mary holds a unique place among American artists both as a female painter and impressionist.
Literature and Language - Intermediate Spanish 106 - Added 6/1/20Nelson Fri, 6/12/20 41:30 PM3:30 PM $20.00
Some previous knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and grammar is preferred to join this class. Communicative and contextualized vocabulary and grammar are presented in a visual manner with partner activities, interviews and conversation. Short readings will be included and students are able to use their Spanish in every day situations.
Special Event - Sampler of The Great Courses Across All 8 Categories of Senior Learners Courses - Added 5/29/20Holloran Tue, 6/9/20 41:30 PM3:00 PM $0.00
Each day we will watch one lecture from two of The Great Courses the class choose. During the four weeks each of the eight categories of courses offered by Senior Learners will be represented. (History and Geography; Health and Better Living; Literature and Language; The Arts; Science and Technology; Topical Issues; Philosophy and History of Religion; and Finance and Economics) The class will select from among several options, the two courses to be sampled in the next class. In addition to gauging the level of interest in the individual courses. We will work hard to find instructors to lead the courses with the highest levels of interest.
the Arts - Watercolors on a Budget - Added 5/24/20Craggs Thu, 7/23/20 610:00 AM12:00 PM $30.00
This class has a dual purpose. The first is to learn to mix your entire palette from the three primary colors of Red, Blue and Yellow. This is described as a limited palette. The second is to learn how to save money while cultivating your own passion for doing your art work. A good thing to remember is that the Old Masters painted with a limited palette. After you register and prior to the first class you will receive a supply list and other information to get you started.
Philosophies and History of Religions - Introduction to Buddhism - Added 5/24/20Hunt Tue, 8/25/20 110:00 AM12:00 PM $5.00
While most Westerners are familiar to varying degrees in the Abrahamic religions, relatively few are knowledgeable as to the fundamentals of Buddhism and founder, Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Do Buddhists regard the Buddha as Christians regard Jesus? Where was he born and what were the significant events in his life? How did the Buddha become enlightened? What are the fundamentals of Buddhist thought?
History and Geography - Understanding the modern world (quickly): Essential questions - Part I - Added 5/23/20Coffey Wed, 7/8/20 410:30 AM12:00 PM $10.00
The modern world, beginning around 1900, has been shaken and shaped by geopolitical surprises such as the conflicts and unification in Europe, collapse of the Soviet Union, and Covid-19pandemic being the latest. Covid-19 crisis is a shocking reminder of interconnections and unexpected turning points of our modern world. These four lectures are Part I to be followed by Part II. Lectures will be presented live via Zoom with up to a half hour afterwards reserved for further discussion. Presentations will be emailed in advance and posted on coffeynotes.com.
History and Geography - Understanding the modern world (quickly): Essential questions - Part II - Added 5/23/20Coffey Wed, 8/5/20 410:30 AM12:00 PM $10.00
The modern world, beginning around 1900, has been shaken and shaped by geopolitical surprises such as the rise of China and 9/11 attack. Covid-19 crisis is a shocking reminder of the multiplicity of interconnections and turning points of our modern world. These four lectures are Part II four lectures, that explore essential questions about world geopolitics: Why is Middle East so anti-West? Why are emerging nations still submerged? Why is India finally rising? Will China oust America? Lectures will be presented live via Zoom with up to a half hour afterwards reserved for further discussion. Presentations will be emailed in advance and posted on coffeynotes.com.
Science and Technology - The Evidence for Dark Matter and Energy - Added 5/23/20Holloran Fri, 7/10/20 810:00 AM11:30 AM $30.00
Science does not know what 95% if the matter and energy in the Universe is. Only 5% is made of the atoms and electromagnetic energy we understand. 25% has been labelled Dark Matter, because all we can see is its effect of its gravity. 70% has been labelled Dark Energy because it does not have a particle nature. This course will review the evidence for Dark Matter and Energy primarily using lectures from Professor Sean Carrol in his Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe published by The Great Courses. Very little new has been learned about what Dark Matter and Energy are since the course was issued in 2007. So, internet sources will address the state of ongoing research.
Health and Better Living - Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills II - Added 6/12/20Putzeys Mon, 7/6/20 410:00 AM11:00 AM $10.00
Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking skills Discover the science of cognitive biases and critical thinking and become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. This course includes additional lectures in course from The Great Courses.
Health and Better Living - Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills III - Added 6/12/20Putzeys Mon, 8/3/20 410:00 AM11:00 AM $10.00
Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking skills Discover the science of cognitive biases and critical thinking and become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. This course includes additional lectures in course from The Great Courses.
Health and Better Living - Understanding Dementia Care - Added 6/15/20 LeBlanc Wed, 8/19/20 12:00 PM4:00 PM $5.00
Gary Joseph LeBlanc, CDCS Dementia Communication Specialist and Author will present the A - Zs on dementia-related disease, positive ways to improve communication, how to manage dementia behaviors and provide the best standards of care.

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