Afternoon Sessions (1 – 3 p.m.)
The Knowledge Exchange invites you
to join in this winter's stimulating course offerings. This session
will be held on Fridays for eight weeks beginning January 22 and
ending on March 11, mornings and afternoons.
CHASING CHAUCER: THE CANTERBURY TALES
Class Leader: D. Stanley Moore
Stan Moore returns with more thought provoking reading with a study of Chaucer's Tales! This class will sample the Middle English, the Prologue and the Retraction, reading and discussing a Chaucer-tale-a-week: Knight's, Miller's, Nun's Priest's, Pardoner's, Wife of Bath's, Merchant's, and Parsons. Class will examine such themes as the anxiety of influence, anal themes, Cupiditas and Caritas, sacred and profane love, the idea of the Pilgrimage, misogyny and its reversal, dream theory, deadly sins and redemptive remedies, authority and experience, freedom and necessity, Lady Fortune and her Wheel, bulls and balls. Satire of Biblical themes and clerical personalities will not be avoided! Other tales may be chosen by class participants if so inspired for class presentation. A reading of the Pardoner's Tale is recommended before the first class. (Preferred Text: Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, Nevil Coghill, translator / Penguin 2003). The book is available at the GSU Bookstore, please call 708.534.4558 to order.
Class Leader: Brock Harring
As a staple of the winter curriculum, Brock Harring returns to facilitate the Great Decisions program which is designed to enhance your knowledge of international events through discussions with others interested in foreign policy. The text for the course is published by the Foreign Policy Association stating its mission "to help stimulate constructive and informed citizen participation in world affairs." Topics for discussion in the 2016 series are as follows: Middle East Alliances, The Rise of ISIS, The Future of Kurdistan, Migration, The Koreas, The United Nations, Climate Change and Cuba and the U.S. The Great Decisions book is available in the GSU Bookstore, please call 708.534.4558 to order.
special 4-week class:
Feb. 19, Feb. 25, March 4, March 11
FREEDOM SEEKERS AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN THE CHICAGO REGION
Class Leader: Larry McClellan
Not available for an 8-week class? Join this special 4-week course for an exploration of the movement of freedom seekers and the networks of the Underground Railroad that supported them in the decades before the Civil War. Looking at: Slavery & Abolitionism in Illinois; Freedom Stories of Caroline Quarlls & others; Black Leadership and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850; Railroads, Kidnappings & the Great Chicago Exodus.
For more information, please
contact Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393 or email@example.com