The Knowledge Exchange at Governors State University

 

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        The Knowledge Exchange is on its summer break but will resume with another set of enriching classes in the fall, starting September 22, 2017.

                                

 For more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at

708.534.4393 or by email at spatterson3@govst.edu.

 

• For lifelong learners

• Unique and diverse non-credited courses

• Reasonable price

• Designed for retired and semi-retired learners

• Relaxed and friendly environment

• Encouraging shared learning and the free exchange of opinions and ideas

Tuition 

$73 for the first class

$28 for any additional class    

Location 

Governors State University

1 University Parkway

University Park, IL 60484

Lunch break between classes serves as a great time to enjoy lunch with other Exchange students, continue the classroom discussion, share ideas and participate in Lunch and Learn lectures when offered.  The GSU cafeteria is open, seating available.

Questions? Contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393.

  • Morning Session 10am-12pm

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    MORNING CLASSES / 8-week session (10 a.m. - Noon unless otherwise noted)

    A sneak peek at some offerings planned for the fall session / September 22 - November 10, 2017

    U.S. HISTORY  

    The Crash of '08  

    Class Co-Leaders: Jerome Julian and Keith Kemp

    An exploration of the causes and effects of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, explained in laymen's terms through film, lecture, and discussion.  

     

    MUSIC APPRECIATION 

    The American Musical Theatre  

    Class Leader: Ron Small

    A lyrical journey through the rise of musicals from their early beginnings up to the present day.

     

     For more information call Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or spatterson3@govst.edu  

  • Afternoon Session 1-3pm

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    AFTERNOON CLASSES / 8-week sessions (1 – 3 p.m.)

    A sneak peek at some of the offerings planned for the fall session, September 22 - November 10, 2017

    CURRENT EVENTS

    The Supreme Court: Classic and Contemporary Cases

    Class Leader: Carl Stover

    An informed reading and discussion of selected 2017 Supreme Court cases and the reasoning behind the decisions. 

     

    CINEMA STUDIES 

    Short Story to Film 

    Class Leader: Suzanne Patterson

    Class will read short stories followed by screenings & discussions of their cinematic interpretations.  Authors include Graham Greene, Joyce Carol Oates, John Cheever, Alice Munro and others.


    For more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or spatterson3@govst.edu

  • Events

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    Curriculum Meeting - Free and Open to the Public

    Open to all; bring a lunch and get a sneak peek at upcoming session offerings.

    Date to be determined

     

    Lunch and Learn - Free and Open to the Public

     Dates and topics to be determined


    For more information, please contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or spatterson3@govst.edu