This is a biographical study of William Wilberforce (1759-1833), the courageous politician behind the abolition of the slave trade in 18th century England. We will look at the biography Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery (2007) written by Eric Metaxas, as well as the film adaptation titled Amazing Grace (2006), in order to gain a deeper understanding of the man who changed England dramatically through his political and philanthropic influence. Religious themes will be central to course discussion. Selected readings will be provided in class. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Explore Ross Poldark, the first of twelve novels in thePoldark series written by English author Winston Graham (1908-2003). The early novels are set in late 18th century Cornwall and have inspired the hit British television drama by the same name (2015-present). Analyze and discuss the introductory novel and look at its cinematic representation, while learning more about the author and time period behind this historical drama. Readings will not be provided in class, so participants are encouraged to obtain a copy of the text prior to the course start date. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
This literary/film analysis will look at the novel T he Help (2009) by Kathryn Stockett, alongside the film adaptation released in 2011. Set in Jackson Mississippi during the early 1960s, this historical narrative focuses on the experiences of maids working in white households and the difficult dynamics at work in this region in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Readings will not be provided in class, so participants are encouraged to obtain a copy of the text prior to the course start date. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Read and discuss the book titled "A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918" (2015) by Joseph Loconte. This historical and biographical study argues that these friends and authors managed to find new depths of faith and imaginations in the wake of a war that obliterated the spirits and minds of their surrounding generation. We will use this book as the primary text for class. Participants are encouraged to obtain a copy prior to the course start date. Religious themes will be central to the course's content. Senior adult and disabiled retiree tuition waivers apply.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bel Air Hall, Rm. 234
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